Solange has always done something different and not by the books. For this interview, she has requested that her big sister—the infamous Beyoncé— does her interview for Interview Magazine.
Solange takes the cover of the February issue and focuses on discussing the control and inspiration it took to produce her recent album, A Seat at the Table. She also chats with her sister about being a strong, multi-talented woman in the industry, following her gut, her family, and her past.
Almost everyone at some point in their lives has thought of Solange as the quirky little sister of Beyoncé ever since the early 2000s. We’ve seen her in movies, TV shows, music videos, and featured on many songs. However, she’s not just Beyoncé’s little sister that’s following her footsteps. She’s had her own vision of her success since childhood.
The Knowles sisters are both talented in music and style, but they always had their own sound. Solange’s music is more described as a soulful, funk sound. When listening to her music, it’s easy to forget that she’s a Knowles. By being the little sister of a popular artist, many will compare her to Beyoncé. But of course, they have completely different sounds and styles.
With obsessions for Alanis Morissette and Minnie Riperton, Beyoncé described how Solange always had a project going on as a child. Which would explain how Solange took the reigns on the album and wrote her own lyrics, co-produced the songs, created her stage performances, and more. She stated “… I do have—and I’m unafraid to say it—a very distinctive, clear vision of how I want to present myself and my body and my voice and my perspective.” Her control over the project can explain the major inspiration to the three-year project.
Solange also spills the inspiration behind the beloved song “Cranes in the Sky” and how it captures the emotions she was going through during a transition eight years ago.
The creation of the cover art, similarities between Master P and their dad, and much more is discussed in the interview between the two sisters. With the Knowles sisters, it’s exciting to think of what they will come up with next. Who knows, maybe we will get a single from the two sisters in the future.