After releasing her third studio album, “A Seat At The Table” on Friday, Solange Knowles kicked off the week with the debut of two new videos, “Don’t Touch My Hair” and “Cranes In The Sky”.
The new album, which was deemed “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing,” by the 30-year-old singer, makes many references to black womanhood and draws on similar undertones that catapulted Beyonce’s “Lemonade” to soaring heights.
In sitting down with Fader, the mother-of-one embraced the similarities and went on to praise her older sister. “We have the same mother and the same father. We grew up in the same household, and so we had and heard the same conversations… these very politically-charged, socially-charged conversations… It shouldn’t be surprising that two people who grew up in the same household with the same parents who are very, very aware — just like everyone else is — of all of the inequalities and the pain and suffering of our people right now, would create art that reflects that,” she explained.
“I’m really proud of my sister and I’m really proud of her record and her work and I’ve always been,” Knowles continued. “As far as I’m concerned, she’s always been an activist from the beginning of her career and she’s always been very, very black. My sister has always been a voice for black people and black empowerment. And I give so much of that credit to my parents.”
The videos, which were both co-directed by Solange and music video director (and husband) Alan Ferguson, feature the style icon dancing in an array of eye-catching locations.