After Solange took over the blogosphere with her ever so timely release of A Seat at the Table, which was written, arranged and co-produced by the singer-songwriter herself, you may be wondering how you deserved this? Or maybe a slight sense of anxiety – nervous that the digital album alone may just be the end of the particularly humble, yet impeccable, multifaceted artists’ fall reign. We are here to ensure you that that is indeed not the case. No stranger to captivating her social media by way of her innate appreciation for color theory and contemporary art, months leading up to the album’s release, via her Instagram, Solange consistently displayed engaging images foreshadowing the visuals accompanying her most recent harmonious sentiments.
You must have known there was absolutely no way that Solo could produce an album without illustrating each chorus, bridge, ad-lib and down beat beyond your greatest imagination. Thus, Saint Heron is pleased to debut the official music videos for “Don’t Touch My Hair,” featuring the ever-so talented Sampha, and “Cranes in the Sky,” both directed by Solange and her husband, Alan Ferguson. Both visuals are nothing short of the musician’s unrivaled reputation for aesthetically pleasing imagery. From the first few seconds of each video to the fade out, it’s more than obvious that Solange poured every inch of her being into this project. A Seat at the Table is a musical representation of the spirit within an unapologetically Black woman who is not interested in remaining silent in a critical time of identity, empowerment, grief, healing and self-expression – let alone, artistic expression. Watch as both women and men of color liberate themselves through costumes and choreography, as well as moods conveyed via flawless scenery and set design all by way of a glass of wine, personified, that is Solange Knowles.
Revisit an intimate conversation here between Solange, Mrs. Tina Lawson, and Judnick Mayard as they discuss ‘A Seat at the Table’