Let’s talk about the powerful video by Solange! The video for her song “Don’t touch my hair,” was very inspiring and innovative. The message that was relayed deeply exemplified feelings that black women devour. With hairstyles from braids, to finger waves, afros, and dreads she had a story to share! “They don’t understand, what it means to me” the lyrics embodied feelings we have within our culture but will not speak about. Her entire album should be on your playlist! The art and creative direction were delivered by Solange Knowles and Carlota Guerrero. The director of photography was led by Arthur Jafa and the music video was produced by Eli Cane and directed by herself and her husband Alan Ferguson.
On May 15, 2015, Knowles performed her song title “rise” at an HBO-sponsored event. The song was inspired by the recent police killings in Ferguson and Baltimore and the subsequent protests. All the events surrounding us at this time gave her the drive to release a powerful message with her album. Rise including Don’t touch my hair is featured on her upcoming album which is called “A Seat at the Table.” A seat at the table is her third studio album which was released on September 30, 2016, by Saint Records and Columbia Records. The album features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Sampha, The-Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid, Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland, Kelela, and Tweet among others.
Solange Knowles is known as a mother, singer, songwriter, model, and actress. Knowles who is from Houston, Texas and younger sister of the music legend Beyonce, is also known for her musical talents. Knowles has always been compared by the media to her sister, but their styles are very different. The soulful artist launched her own record label, Saint Records. Solange Knowles married video director Alan Ferguson on November 16, 2014, in New Orleans.
Written by @leahgordone
Photos by @saintrecords