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Solange Knowles ‘humbled’ by support as she drops new videos

Solange Knowles told fans she is “humbled” by their support as she dropped two new music videos on Sunday night (02Oct16).
The 30-year-old singer has been working on her new record A Seat At The Table, her fourth studio album, for the past four years. She dropped the offering on Friday (30Sep16), much to the delight of her supporters, and kept on giving as she treated them to the videos for her tracks Cranes in the Sky and Don’t Touch My Hair on Sunday.
Before sharing the videos, Solange tweeted her fans: “I am completely overwhelmed with gratitude and humbled by your love and support for #ASeatAtTheTable. Completely overwhelmed with gratitude.”
After sharing the videos, which she directed alongside her husband Alan Ferguson, Solange added: “You guys are literally making my arm pits/ palms sweat so much, lol (laugh out loud). I’m so damn excited !!! Thank youuuuuuuuu (sic)!!!!”
Among Solange’s biggest supporters is her sister Beyonce, who wrote on Instagram on Friday: “Congrats to my sister on creating this beautiful work of art. I could not be more proud of you @saintrecords. A Seat At The Table is available today!”
Solange explained the inspiration behind the record during an interview with mother Tina Lawson for her website Saint Heron. She described the album as “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief, and healing”, and went into more depth when referring to the track Don’t Touch My Hair.
“Hair is incredibly spiritual, and, energetically, it really encompasses and expresses who we are,” Solange said. “Obviously, my relationship with hair, being that I grew up literally in a hair salon, is very deep and very complex. I think that one of the things that I’m also trying to communicate through that song is the way that people see us through our hair.
“I feel like when I cut my hair and I decided to wear my hair natural, I didn’t feel any more pro-Black or like I identified any more or less in my walk as a Black woman. That just wasn’t my personal journey.”

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