Featuring Sampha, Kelela, Dev Hynes, Tweet and more
After an announcement of new music earlier in the week, Solange has finally unveiled her third studio album, A Seat at the Table.
Three years since her last recorded contribution, the album includes a range of 21 tracks, with guest features from Kelela, Lil Wayne, Q-Tip, Sampha, Tweet, The-Dream and Dev Hynes.
Her debut album Solo Star came out in 2003. A Seat at the Table follows her 2008 release Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams and her 2012 EP True, as well as the compilation Saint Heron back in 2013.
Prior to the album drop, Solange emailed 86 fans a book of poetry and song lyrics, which can now be found interactively on her website.
The artist described it as “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing.”
It was back on her 30th birthday in June that the musician announced on Instagram she had completed the album, calling it her “most proud body of work.”
“I say all of that to say…don’t eveeer let anyone write your story for you,” she wrote. “They can talk, they can doubt, and they can say what they wanna, but only you have the words to narrate this ting we call life.”