“If you don’t understand us and understand what we’ve been through, then you probably wouldn’t understand what this moment is about…”
September 30th 2016, the night of the black moon. It represents new beginnings, to start over, to reflect and cleanse. That’s exactly what Solange gave us with her new album, A Seat at the Table. There are no true words to express how important this album is, how important the timing is, especially with all the tragic events that have impacted Black America. In this album, Solange reminds us of our beauty, our potential and of course our pride!
Don’t touch my pride, they say the glory’s all mine, don’t test my mouth, they say the truth is my sound.
With powerful interludes talking of anger within the system and society, not depending on the white man, learning to be successful on our own terms and not apologizing for our blackness, Solange has definitely given us a voice and a seat at the table. With tracks like Don’t touch my hair, Where do we go, FUBU and Rise Solange has given us the biggest Pro Black album of the year and with collaborations with artist like Lil’ Wayne, Q-Tip, Kelela, The Dream and BJ the Chicago Kid and Sampha you can’t go wrong.
A Seat at the Table needs to be in your playlist. Solange, Thank you.
Look what remains, pour ashes where they claimed my name, they say I changed. What a pity if I stayed the same.
Words by Tesia Pennie