Loved hearing about Solange's experience in songwriting process, and, as usual, this practice is useful. Thank you, Song Exploder!
Writing about cranes in Miami while in a transitional time can be challenging, but empowering, apparently. I was reminded about how creating art can be meditation, hearing about her striving in this area. While singing about chaos, it is as though she's letting it flow through.
The collaboration probably helps a lot, even though Raphael Saadiq lost a few tracks from a few years back. This legendary producer still makes it happen. And her feminine force - family whose reassuring message-lessons also reverberate in the lyrics and sound, and icons like Alice Coltrane - is present.
Finally, let's remember how place matters. New Orleans inspires. The amateur piano, from old instrument in Tigerman’s Den. Her nervous laughing reminds us attitude can effectively help us in times when we struggle with challenges. Another fun fact: one of two times guitar’s used on album.
Solange's new vinyl is available at BZDC! A lot of work was obviously put into this recommended piece.