Solange Knowles Announces New Album ‘A Seat At The Table’
Solange Knowles is releasing a new album. On Tuesday, she shared the news on social media, writing:
My Album, A Seat At The Table, will be released digitally this Friday • September 30th. Visit www.solangemusic.com to experience the #ASeatAtTheTable digital book now.
I am overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement to share this body of work I have written, with you.
Solange was born in Houston, Texas to Mathew and Tina Knowles, both of whom left their careers to support her older sister Beyoncé’s recording interests. Expressing an interest in music from an early age, Knowles had several temporary stints in Destiny’s Child, before signing with her father’s Music World Entertainment label. At age 16, Knowles released her first studio album Solo Star (2002) to moderate commercial and critical success.
In 2004, Knowles married Daniel Smith, eventually giving birth to their son Daniel Julez J. Smith Jr., which prompted a move to Idaho. Between 2005 and 2007, Knowles had several minor acting roles, including the direct-to-video Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) and continued writing music for Beyoncé and ex-Destiny’s Child band members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
In 2007, Knowles divorced Smith and moved to Los Angeles, California, beginning to write and record music again. Her second studio album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams (2008) deviated from the pop-oriented music of her debut to the Motown Sound of the 1960s and 1970s. It peaked at number 9 on US Billboard 200 and received positive reviews from critics. She followed this up with the 1980s pop/R&B–inspired extended play True (2012).