By the second song on the album, “Weary”, Solange has us questioning our existence and purpose in the world while in a trance by her voice, soft and alluring.
Then Master P comes on in “The Glory Is In You”, and you are like “is that P?” Yep it is, and he’s shares little nuggets of hood knowledge and the history of No Limit.
I tried to drink it away. I tried to put one in the air. I tried to dance it away. I tried to change it with my hair”, and you just know Solange is about to bring it in “Cranes In The Sky”, a mid tempo song with a tuba or a French horn in the back giving it a breezy feel.
“Mad” features the other Mr. Carter, Lil Wayne. Here Solange talks about where much of our negative attitude comes from and addresses the angry Black woman stigma.
To me, “Don’t Touch My Hair” which features Sampha, is like describing the shield many of us Black women wear daily. For most when we transition, it’s like an acknowledgment to realizing more outside the box than what they have been feeding us.
I can honestly say there isn’t a song on the album that I don’t like. The four above are just my favorite so far. While I’ve been a Solange for a while, I saw her as more of an activist than a singer, so I am very impressed with this project. The time she spent away working on this album was well worth it.