Solange’s new album ‘imminent this fall’
Her fourth studio album and a follow-up to 2016’s A Seat at the Table, Solange‘s next long-form production is expected to arrive shortly in the year. Songwriter Ayana Mathis recently told The New York Times that Solange’s album was receiving some “final touches,” but is otherwise nearly complete, and ready for a release “imminent this fall.” One such “final touch” concerns the album’s title, seeing that the project currently remains nameless.
Listeners can anticipate Solange’s fourth album to be a fluid amalgamation of sound, as per Solange’s acknowledgement of the offering’s cross-genre nature. “There is a lot of jazz at the core,” Solange said. “But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle.” Recorded in studios in New Orleans, Topanga Canyon, and Jamaica, the album will provide some sonic contrast to A Seat at the Table, a product that Solange proclaimed to be her “punk album.” The track listings of Solange’s ensuing album will be “warm…fluid and more sensual” than those of Solange’s 2016 release, allowing Solange to effectively flaunt her versatility.
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T’s 2018 Greats Issue celebrates six people who have inspired us to forge a different world of our own: #Solange, #AlessandroMichele, #GeorgeRRMartin, #CarrieMaeWeems, #ViggoMortensen and #BruceNauman. Each of them has created something singular, be it a performance or an aesthetic, and they have all, in some way, helped steer the cultural discourse. “Where would black artists, female artists, American artists, photographers, be without Carrie Mae Weems, whose groundbreaking photographic ‘Kitchen Table Series’ (1989-90) quite literally foregrounded the black female face?” writes writes T’s editor in chief @HanyaYanagihara. “Where would science-fiction writers, fantasy writers, historical writers and television itself be without George R. R. Martin, whose ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ books became the most sensational television series of all time, and also redefined the state of contemporary fandom?” Click the link in our bio to go inside #TGreatsIssue, out on newsstands inside the @nytimes October 21. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Solange Knowles (@saintrecords) written by Ayana Mathis, photographed by Collier Schorr (collierschorrstudio), styled by Carlos Nazario (@mr_carlos_nazario); Alessandro Michele (@lallo25) written by Frank Bruni, photographed by Michal Chelbin (@michal_chelbin), fashion styled by @JayMassacret; @GeorgeRRMartin written by Charles Yu, photographed by Alessandra Sanguinetti (@alessandra_sanguinetti); @CarrieMaeWeems written by Megan O’Grady (@meganeogrady), photographed by @MickaleneThomas, styled by Shiona Turini (@shionat); Viggo Mortensen written by Thessaly La Force (@thessaly), photographed by Jackie Nickerson @(jackie_nickerson), styled by @JasonRider; Bruce Nauman written by Nikil Saval, photographed by Alec Soth (@littlebrownmushroom).
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