A Seat at the Table

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(Album cover photography: Carlota Guerrero | IG @ carlota _guerrero | website)

Happy Tuesday !!

Today I decided to take a different approach on my blog. Instead of fashion lets talk about other love which is music. Most music truely express how I feel when I unable to find the right words to express how I feel. (if that makes sense)

I wanted to share my thoughts on the Solange’s newest album “ A Seat at the Table”. This Solo 3rd album, and yes it was worth the wait.  The cd has 11 songs and 8 interludes featuring Lil Wayne, Master P, Kelly Rowland and other.

I have to say that Solange has definitely separate herself from her sister.  This alum by far is one of the best this year. It so creative and embodies the soul of an unapologetic black woman. She is telling the true story out their heart, her soul, how she feels, and is perceived through other eyes.

IDENTITY | IMPROVEMENT | GRIEF | HEALING | SELF EXPRESSION

This album was soul toucher for me. Solo used her platform to sooth our soul a bit.  This came at the right time for me. Especially due to the recent incidents in the black community, or black stereotypes, being a woman, and just be lost in the mind. I know my soul need a little a healing and her album was the remedy

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(Album cover photography: Carlota Guerrero | IG @ carlota _guerrero | website)

My Top 5 Tracks

1: Cranes In the Sky : Basically tells a story about a black woman with a lot of pain. Cranes represent the construction period/ or the recovery that a woman goes through. All the things we do to recover. Shop, sleep around, over work .. or whatever you do to make ourselves feel better.

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2:Mad (feat Lil Wayne):  All I have to say we have the right to our emotions. We are human we have the right to be mad. We should not as people apologize for being mad, we have a lot o be angry about.
3:Don’t Touch My Hair (feat Sampha) I believe this album is talking about the beautiful gifts of a black woman. We don’t want those gifts to be tainted. One of our gifts is our natural hair. Our hair sets us apart from others. Our natural hair is our heritage!

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4:F.U.BU: This song is everything

5:Interlude “Tina Taught Me”:  There is so much beauty in being black….. It upsets me when we are not allowed to express that . Because you celebrate black culture doesn’t mean you don’t like white culture. It just means your pro black “
I love my heritage and I am proud to be black

QUOTES

We came here as slaves/ but were going out as royalty/ enables us to how that we are truely the chosen ones

Solange: The Digtal Book : Solangemusic.com | IG @Saintrecords |

Shoutouts: This post was inspired by Latoya, the creator of TheFatGirlofFashion . She did a great review on this album in which inspired me to do my own.

XOXO
Alayna

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