Fuelling the battle for equality, Solange's latest album demands an audience for her thoughts. And, although they’re delivered quietly, they leave a mark.
Between intermittently emotional and distant odes to owning her identity as a black woman, her own mother rips apart traditional ideas of white beauty and her father reflects on his own racial profiling. These interludes give a filmic quality to the LP, making it intensely personal.
Solange said she aimed to deliver “a highly honest, disruptive, angsty record" and this is certainly both honest and disruptive. Angsty, however, doesn't feel quite right... A Seat at the Table is about as confident as it gets.
This review was originally published in Fashion Journal 162. You can read it here.