The cover for February’s Interview Mag mirrors an intimacy that singer-songwriter Solange Knowles puts into her work and even her latest interview. While it may come across as a bit unconventional, this interview had amongst two sisters, is just another embodiment of the type of work this artist creates. It is personal and incredibly revealing.
Solange went number one with her latest album, “A Seat At The Table” and says it’s her most personal piece of work yet.
After interviewing my mother and father for A Seat At The Table, it feels like full circle to have chosen my sister to interview me for @InterviewMag. Spoke about womanism, growing up in a hair salon, and choosing between "I could fall in love" and "No Me Queda Mas". It is one of my favorites to date.
In the interview, Beyoncé asked questions that divulged into Solange’s artistic direction, significance of family, and her views on being a strong woman.
Solange said, “There were things that had been weighing heavy on me for quite some time. And I went into this hole, trying to work through some of these things so that I could be a better me and be a better mom to Julez and be a better wife and a better friend and a better sister. Which is a huge part of why I wanted you to interview me for this piece. Because the album really feels like storytelling for us all and our family and our lineage.”
"Our mother always taught us to be in control of our voice and our bodies and our work, and she showed us that through her example." @saintrecords by @beyonce 📸 @mikaeljansson. Styling #KarlTempler. Hair @chuckielovehair. Makeup @markcarrasquillo. Manicure @megumiyamamotonyc. Set design #gerardsantos
"What are some misconceptions about being a strong woman?" @saintrecords answers real questions posed by @beyonce. Read their interview in full at www.interviewmagazine.com 📸 @mikaeljansson. Styling #KarlTempler. Hair @chuckielovehair. Makeup @markcarrasquillo. Manicure @megumiyamamotonyc. Set design #GerardSantos
When asked about the cover for her album she responded, “I wanted to create an image that invited people to have an up-close and personal experience—and that really spoke to the album title—that communicated, through my eyes and my posture, like, “Come and get close. It’s not going to be pretty. It’s not going to be perfect. It’s going to get a little gritty, and it might get a little intense, but it’s a conversation we need to have”,
My Album, A Seat At The Table, will be released digitally this Friday • September 30th. Visit www.solangemusic.com to experience the #ASeatAtTheTable digital book now. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to share this body of work I have written, with you. Album Cover Photography : @carlota_guerrero
While the I love the entire interview, I’d say one of my favorite parts was when Beyoncé asked, “No Me Queda Mas” or “I Could Fall in Love”?
Her answer? Hint:
“A Seat At The Table” is truly a moving piece of art.