Solange Releases Mini-Doc About the Creation of Her New Album

Solange Releases Mini-Doc About the Creation of Her New Album

The short documentary gives an intimate look into the early stages of 'A Seat At The Table.'

The short documentary gives an intimate look into the early stages of 'A Seat At The Table.'

Text: Kate Ramsay

Last Friday, Solange Knowles shook the music world with the release of her new album, A Seat At The Table—a refreshingly honest body of work about being black in America, rife with soothing melodies and soul-searching lyrical queries. She then followed it up with two music videos this week, co-directed by her husband. Today, she tops it all off with a short documentary chronicling the creation of the record.

The video peeks into Solange’s recording studio while she works on “Mad,” “Don’t Touch My Hair,” and “Don’t You Wait,” and features cameos from artist aides Sampha, Sean Nicholas Savage, Olugbenga Adelekan and Daniel Julez Smith Jr., Solange’s son.

Solange has taken to Instagram to share memories from the process as well: “It was 8 years ago @raphael_saadiq handed me a cd with a few instrumentals. One was just drums, strings, and bass. I went home and wrote 'Cranes' that night in my hotel room. When I finished writing and creating #aseatatthetable in a little house in New Iberia, Louisiana.....I revisited 'Cranes' once again. I called Raphael that night and asked if he would help me to elevate the production on a few of the other songs of the album to see their fullest potential. I am so happy 8 years later 'Cranes' is finally out in the world.”

Watch the documentary below.

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