After blessing the masses with A Seat At The Table on Friday (Sept. 30), Solange did us another favor by presenting visuals for fan favorites “Cranes In The Sky” and “Don’t Touch My Hair.”
Directed by the singer and husband Alan Ferguson, both videos present an effortless style and dance numbers that are faithful to Solo’s vision of young, carefree black peeps. The singer also edited the videos with Russell Santos on “Cranes In the Sky” and Cami Starkman on “Don’t Touch My Hair” ft. Sampha. “Don’t Touch My Hair,” opens with Solo embracing her bead-filled braids, a look reminiscent of Patrice Rushen’s signature look. Other points of inspiration include London artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s 2013 piece “Complication.”
Love how Solange is uplifting Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's work in hers. This piece is called "Complication" (2013). pic.twitter.com/KHXWCJnCGl
— joshua henry jenkins (@joshjenks) October 3, 2016
For “Cranes In The Sky,” the desert and mountains play as a collaborator in Solo’s quest for sleek aesthetics, with the help of smooth contemporary dance moves. For those who want to hold A Seat At The Table in their hands, don’t fret. Physical copies will be available November 18th in addition to vinyl, on December 9th.
Check out the videos below.