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Solange‘s latest album A Seat At The Table breathed new life into the R&B world, the Black community, and the singer’s music career.

Even celebrities were raving about the empowering album, including Drake, Calvin Harris, and Solo’s sister Beyoncé. Speaking of Bey, a lot of fans have compared Solange’s latest work to her sister’s groundbreaking album Lemonade. Solange spoke to The Fader and opened up about the comparisons between the two socially conscious albums, saying:

“We have the same mother and the same father. We grew up in the same household, and so we had and heard the same conversations. One of the joys in your mom being an Instagram star is that people are, I think, starting to understand the environment that we grew up in. Through her voice and organizing, and her really being an advocate for black equality and obviously through the intro of “Don’t Touch My Hair” people are a little clearer in terms of the upbringing that we had and us having these very politically-charged, socially-charged conversations on a daily basis. It shouldn’t be surprising that two people who grew up in the same household with the same parents who are very, very aware — just like everyone else is — of all of the inequalities and the pain and suffering of our people right now, would create art that reflects that.”

She continued:

“I’m really proud of my sister and I’m really proud of her record and her work and I’ve always been. As far as I’m concerned, she’s always been an activist from the beginning of her career and she’s always been very, very black. My sister has always been a voice for black people and black empowerment. And I give so much of that credit to my parents. My dad had a really, really, really hell of a tough time growing up. And I don’t think that there’s any way for your parents to go through of all that, and you not have a certain level of sensitivity and consciousness to what’s happening around you and wanting to use your voice to reflect that.”

Check out what else Solange had to say about her new album, the state of the Black community, and more in her full interview with Fader.


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