2016 is the year of the Knowles women, thanks to Beyonce’s boundary-busting “Lemonade” and now little sister Solange’s latest burst of her own creative output. Solange’s newest album — and her first since the 2012 EP offering “True” — has only just arrived, yet the singer-songwriter is already pumping out compelling and unique content to accompany it.
Like two brand-new music videos! Directed alongside Alan Ferguson (a seasoned music video director with a ton of exciting vids under his belt, including works for Beyonce herself, Jay-Z, Fall Out Boy and Janelle Monae, in addition to being Solange’s husband), Solange has now released a pair of videos for her songs “Don’t Touch My Hair” and “Cranes in the Sky.”
Both videos pack major visual punch, stellar choreography and Solange taking center stage. And, as has long been Solange’s bent, they also carry some important and powerful messaging, especially “Don’t Touch My Hair,” which sees Solange singing passionately about her identity, soul and voice (sample lyric: “Don’t touch my hair / When it’s the feelings I wear / Don’t touch my soul / When it’s the rhythm I know / Don’t touch my crown / They say the vision I’ve found”).
“A Seat at the Table” is available now, along with a digital songbook, and song featuring spots from other stars like Kelela, Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne, Dev Hynes, Sampha, Moses Sumney, The-Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid, Sean Nicholas Savage and Tweet. Check out both videos below.