Solange Knowles has truly carved her own path not just as a fashion darling but also as a musician. Her latest album “True,” was praised for its musicality, intricate melodies, beautiful harmonies and deep lyrical content. Much like her fashion sense, which includes an affinity for mixed prints and patterned suits, her sound is very unique, evolved and authentic to her personality. She opens up about her music and how it reflects her personal growth to The Fader for the cover story of their Spring style issue.
On finding a balance between career and motherhood:
“In all aspects of my career, simplicity is so key. I think it has a lot to do with how much the quality of my life has improved since Julez started school, which pretty much implemented a schedule and a lifestyle that revolves around a nine-to-five hour.”
On how her music reflects her artistic growth:
[In] four years, there’s been so much artistic growth, so much growth just as a woman in [my] 20s, but especially as an artist. You’re exposed to so much more from age 21 to 26, and you sure as hell care a lot less. It’s been a little weird, for me, getting feedback—the last album was so different than this one. I am like, Yeah, I was 20 when I started writing it. Is that supposed to be shocking? If it sounded similar, that would be really strange.”
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What do you think of Solange’s shoot for Fader Magazine, Clutchettes?