The singer is readying a new album now, the first after her 2008 “Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams.”
The latest project is supposed to be a good mix of Hip Hop and R&B meets the sultry sounds of blues and jazz. Oh and she cautions, there’s a lot of songs about sex.
“It’s the kind of record you put on when your man is coming over, when you’re with your girls,” Solange tells V Magazine for their V75 music issue. “There are songs that make you wanna dance because we were kind of partying our way through the record, but it’s very chill.”
The untitled project, which was funded and managed by herself, includes the work of top producers like Pharrell Williams, Vincent Vendetta of the Midnight Juggernauts, Ariel Reichstadt and Devonté “Dev” Hynes.
“My references for the record were all Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, not just their typical Janet [Jackson] and Prince stuff, but SOS Band and their b-sides with Chaka Khan,” Solange says about the inspiration for the new project. “At first the songs were really dark because I had a premonition before the record that I was going to die. I was having panic attacks and wiling out.”