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Get an Inside Glimpse of the Jam Sessions That Led to Solange’s A Seat at the Table With Short New Doc

Have you been wearing out your likely digital copy of Solange’s A Seat at the Table since it dropped last week? Well then boy do we have the perfect palette cleanser for you: a short documentary that gives an inside look at the album’s making. A Seat at the Table, Beginning Stages gives a glimpse at the early, formative days of the album’s production process, as Solange plays around with songs and ideas, some of which will make the final cut of her meditation on black American womanhood, some of which will not. Solange introduced the video on Facebook, writing: “3 years ago, I moved into a small house in the middle sugar cane field in New Iberia, La with just my engineers @mixedbyblue and @audio_nino to finish all of the lyrics as well as structure and produce the jam sessions that have now become the songs on the album.” Get a fill of Solange’s creative process above.

Solange Shows the Making of A Seat at the Table