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Solange’s New Album, 'A Seat At The Table,' Is "a Project On Identity, Empowerment, Independence, Grief and Healing"

Solange Knowles has shared that 'A Seat At The Table,' her follow-up to 2012’s True EP, will arrive digitally very soon.

Solange Knowles’ third studio album is coming sooner than you think.


The singer has shared that A Seat At The Table, her follow-up to 2012’s True EP, will arrive digitally this Friday September 30.

In a press release, Solange described her new album as “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing.”

A Seat At The Table will feature collaborations with Lil Wayne, Sampha, Devonte Hynes (Blood Orange), Tweet, Moses Sumney, Q-Tip, The Dream, Kelly Rowland, Kelela and more. See the complete track list below.

Solange announced the project alongside a digital book of lyrics and photos which you can check out at her site.

If you remember, back in 2012, Solange flew to South Africa to shoot her “Losing You” video in Cape Town.

We'll be keeping our eyes peeled for this one.

Tracklist

01 “Rise”

02 “Weary” (“additional vocals blessed by” Tweet)

03 “Interlude: The Glory Is In You”

04 “Cranes In The Sky”

05 “Interlude: Dad Was Mad”

06 “Mad” (Feat. Lil Wayne) (“additional vocals blessed by” Moses Sumney, Tweet)

07 “Don’t You Wait”

08 “Interlude: Tina Taught Me”

09 “Don’t Touch My Hair” (Feat. Sampha)

10 “Interlude: This Moment” (“additional vocals blessed by” Devonte Hynes, Lu)

11 “Where Do We Go” (“additional vocals blessed by” Sean Nicholas Savage)

12 “Interlude: For Us By Us”

13 “F.U.B.U.” (Feat. The Dream & BJ The Chicago Kid) (“additional vocals blessed by” Tweet)

14 “Borderline (An Ode To Self Care)” (Feat. Q-Tip)

15 “Interlude: I Got So Much Magic, You Can’t Have It” (Feat. Kelly Rowland, Nia Andrews)

16 “Junie”

17 “Interlude: No Limits”

18 “Don’t Wish Me Well”

19 “Interlude: Pedestals”

20 “Scales” (Feat. Kelela)

21 “Closing: The Chosen Ones”

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