When Solange Knowles was dropped by her record label, she never thought she would ever record again. She took up Deejaying and embarked on a mildly successful career as a celebrity DJ. But she yearned to be behind the microphone again.
The 30-year-old Houston native assembled a group of musicians and held nightly jam sessions. Out of those jam sessions emerged Solange’s most critically acclaimed work yet.
A Seat At The Table took 3 years to record. It debuted atop the charts, making her older sister, Beyonce Knowles, green with envy.
With their careers coming full circle, Beyonce swallowed her pride and interviewed Solange for the cover of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine.
Imagine that happening 5 years ago.
“After interviewing my mother and father for A Seat At The Table, it feels like full circle to have chosen my sister to interview me for Interview Magazine,” said Solange.
The Interview magazine article brought Solo and her sister Bey closer than they’ve ever been.
“It is one of my favorite talks to date,” said Solange.
Solange said she worked through a series of personal issues while recording her new album and she insists the experience helped make her a better person.
“It really started with wanting to unravel some truths and some untruths,” she told sister Beyonce. “There were things that had been weighing heavy on me for quite some time, and I went into this hole, trying to work through some of these things so that I could be a better me and be a better mom to (son) Julez and be a better wife and a better friend and a better sister…”