Solange's album "A Seat At The Table" is phenomenal and after a year and half of the album being released, its still a go-to listen for me. We've grown to know that the Knowles' sisters haven't had the best relationship with their dad. In a recent Billboard interview, Solange addresses the current state between her dad and her.
"I understood my father so much more. To sort out my adolescent and young adult years, there was still so much I needed to know because our relationship was not always very good," she explained. "It’s still very much a work in progress. But I think I have a much clearer idea of the trauma that he experienced and how it felt like it was then generationally passed on to me. Both kind of existing in the white spaces as an 'only,' and how much that can really shape and mold your experience of the world, race, and identity."
She stated that the conversation she had with her parents in the making of her album was a "powerful moment."
"I knew I wanted to interview my parents when the album was done because I knew that if I interviewed them earlier in the process, it would shape and mold the way I personally related to my experience in New Iberia," the Houston native added. "Obviously, my parents are divorced, and getting the two of them in a room together was a powerful moment in time. They really led the conversation. I felt that because of my yearning to know, they were honest with me." - Solange