Solange, the pop artist responsible for 2016's neo-soul masterpiece A Seat At The Table, is the subject of a fascinating, far-ranging new profile in The New York Times. The piece explores her early albums and recent forays into performance art, but it also contains a juicy promise for fans: Her new album is not only just about finished, but its release is, in the article’s words, “imminent.” Like her sister, Beyoncé, she’ll reportedly opt for a surprise release, with the album arriving “fully formed at some mysterious and unexpected moment, like a meteor cratering into the culture.”
The Grammy-winning artist drops few concrete details about the album, but does reveal that it was recorded in New Orleans, Jamaica, and California’s Topanga Canyon. “There is a lot of jazz at the core,” Solange says of the record. “But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle.”
She also reveals that the songs at A Seat At The Table were “15 minutes long” before she decided to cut them down to three or four apiece, so now you can spend the rest of the day dreaming up an extended version of that album.