Last Friday, Solange dropped her new album, A Seat At The Table, and on Monday she released a video for the song “Don’t Touch my Hair”. The video was directed by Solange and her husband Alan Ferguson. “Don’t Touch My Hair” also features Sampha who can be seen in a white jumpsuit and donning a fluffy comforter.
So far, Solange’s album has been well received, and on her website, she discussed that it’s a tribute to both of her parents.
Solange discussed how her mother and father always celebrated blackness in their home.
“We grew up in a household with two parents who constantly celebrated Blackness and created forums and spaces to empower Black communities. This might feel new for other people, but it is surely not new for me…I also feel like I had a lot of encouragement when I was to stand up to inequalities. You and dad both nurtured my voice to stand up, which gave me the confidence to now continue that and to write this record. It is one thing to experience these situations, but then it’s another to go home and tell your family and have them not support you. Having that support definitely had a positive impact on me.”
Solange also went on to say how she’s honoring her parents.
“We are creating the opportunities and communities that we want to see…a huge part of the record is just honoring and giving a tribute to my parents.”
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