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Solange’s New Album Is Here & Twitter is Loving It

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Solange’s new album, A Seat at the Table, dropped at midnight on Friday as promised, and folks are loving it. When asked to compare the project to her 2012 EP, True, the singer said her new project was “meant to provoke healing & journey of self empowerment.”

And she absolutely delivers.

Over the course of 21 tracks, Solange offers a project that feels both timely, necessary, and classic. It’s equal parts Black Girl Magic, revolutionary lullaby, and a balm for the collective pain we’ve experienced over the past few years as we’ve had to fight to affirm Black Lives.

In songs like “Don’t Touch My Hair” and “Where Do We Go” Solange echoes the frustrations of many Black folks who are tired of feeling like we’re under siege in our own homelands. On the other hand, in “F.U.B.U.,” and its preceding interlude–which features Master P explaining how he built his empire without the help of White benefactors–speaks of Black self-determination and love.

“For us/this sh-t is for us,” Solange sings, shouting out Black folks around the globe, and judging by the response on Twitter, her words were heard loud and clear.