Solange's supreme creativity is undeniable! After the release of her third album, A Seat at the Table, the 'Saint Records' founder has gifted us with the visuals of two of the tracks: "Don't Touch My Hair" and "Cranes in the Sky".
Solange is without a doubt a leader in all things that are aesthetically pleasing and her two latest Music Videos are no exception. While "Don't Touch My Hair" was completely shot in New Orleans, "Cranes in the Sky" had 42 different set-ups (in nine cities)! Furthermore, the fashion employed was extravagant to say the least - not only do both videos showcase high-end couture and designs from a myriad of emerging artists (that pink puffer jacket was a college thesis piece!, some of the costumes were made out of leaves and drugstore-bought paper or were simply homemade mama Tina specials.
Honourable mentions should go to Alan Ferguson (Solange's husband) for co-directing both videos with her; smooth Sampha for featuring on 'Don't Touch My Hair'; and neo-soul god Raphael Saadiq for co-producing the album.
If you enjoy some Andre 3000 falsetto, some brutally honest social commentary, some motherly wisdom from Tina Knowles-Lawson, or if you just simply revere Master P, then A Seat at the Table is an album to be devoured. Solange herself describes it a "A highly honest, disruptive, angsty record with all of the nuances that I wanted to express." In other words: An album that white America NEEDS to listen to.