Solange Announces New Album, Says She's Ready to 'Shake Things Up' in 'New York Times' Interview


In an interview with The New York Times Style Magazine, Solange opens up about her upcoming album and the elements of black womanhood that inform her work as an musician and multimedia artist. 

Her currently-untitled fifth album, set to be launched someday this fall, guarantees new sounds from the R&B singer. “There is loads of jazz on the core,” Solange informed the Times. “But with digital and hip-hop drum and bass as a result of I need it to bang and make your trunk rattle.” 

Despite the thrill of releasing new music for the primary time in two years, Solange can be in no hurry. She edits her songs solely after telling the story “13 other ways,” making certain that no matter her message is, it’s conveyed flawlessly. 

“I've this concern dwelling in my physique about releasing work,” Solange mentioned of a inventive nervousness even in any case her years within the highlight. “I don’t know any artist that doesn’t really feel that earlier than they hit the ship button.”

Her acclaimed 2016 album, A Seat At The Table, created a political dialog about black womanhood in our nation, and was largely influenced by Solange's need to vary how black ladies see themselves. “I consistently referred to as it my punk album as a result of it was like, that is my time to shake issues up and be loud,” Solange mentioned. 

This need for expression is deeply ingrained within the Grammy winner, who first started experimenting with songwriting at 14 after injuring herself on tour with Destiny’s Child. Songwriting “got here out of a necessity to precise one other side that my physique couldn’t,” Solange mentioned.

Solange would finally flip to a different medium, artwork, as a approach to deliver “largely black audiences to sometimes white areas,” theTimes wrote. Her work, starting from efficiency to digital and sculptural artwork, has been showcased at museums together with the Guggenheim in New York and the Tate Modern in London. 

But on the root of all of her work, each artistically and musically, is the sturdy group of black ladies Solange grew up with.

“I grew up in a home with 4 black ladies,” she mentioned. “My mom [Tina Knowles Lawson], my sister [Beyoncé], Kelly [Rowland] and Angie [Beyince, her cousin]. That’s simply the place I really feel most secure. It’s what appears like residence. It’s what feels inspiring.”

Read Solange's full interview right here.