a crane in the sky
Many, if not all, of you know about my [probably unhealthy] obsession with Beyoncé. Yes, I’ve seen her in concert 5 times in the past 3 years. And yes, I did see The Formation World Tour twice [sorry, i ain’t sorry.]
However, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks thinking not a lot about Bey but about Solange. Truthfully, before now, she wasn’t very top of mind. Aside from her dynamic, bold, and often colorful red carpet looks that I loved (like this and this), the infamous elevator video, and, of course, her viral wedding photo that subsequently became my desktop background, I didn’t really know much about her. And admittedly, it was my loss.
After listening to A Seat at the Table [on repeat], Solange is quickly becoming one of my favorite creatives. I view ASATT as her perfectly packaged personal and artistic evolution. My favorite song on the album is Cranes in the Sky. And while I would have loved to throw on the iconic pink puffer she dawns in the opening scene of the video, the unapologetic existence that this song and, really, this album, conveys to me, lead me to this flowy dress- little restriction, plenty of movement, and definitely loads of freedom.
So, I owe a huge thank you to Solange-
for creating art that elevates my brothers and sisters. Not the kind of art that is isolating, but the kind of art that presents this beauty-black beauty-in an attainable light. We needed it. You are an inspiration, and I can only hope to create similar notes of magic, beauty, and, of course, sparkle right here in my little corner of the Internet.