We can’t get enough of Solange’s creative process.
After releasing A Seat at the Table, her first album in eight years, Solange graciously shared the visuals for songs “Don’t Touch My Hair,” and “Cranes in the Sky.” Shortly after, she also revealed a glimpse into her writing process with a film titled, The Beginning Stages.
And if that wasn’t enough, the artist has been sprinkling more gems and dropping insight into the production of A Seat at the Table with behind the scenes footage of the making of “Don’t Touch My Hair” and “Cranes in the Sky.”
Take, for example, the wave of white scene on the stairs of the New Orleans Museum of Art. Many were skeptical of the lighting, but thankfully, Solange’s ride or die, music-video director Alan Ferguson, believed otherwise.
A video posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on Oct 23, 2016 at 11:31am PDT
“I remember everyone telling us we were losing light… And hubby said…. The light has just begun… it has just come…..” captioned Solange, referencing the scene from the point of view of the director.
A video posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on Oct 24, 2016 at 7:12pm PDT
Solange also shouted out the five individuals who re-toured cross-country to make sure they had all the necessary shots.
We started off shooting w a crew of 20 or so incredible ppl in 2 RV's. We ended up, 6 of us, in this magic van driving across the country...all over again Alan, @carlota_guerrero , @parisstokyo, Russell Santos, Eli Crane at the station....and I.... all determined to get all the shots we thought were vital to the story telling and to create them with love. I am forever forever grateful. This video made me smile so hard......somewhere in middle of nowhere Texas around 6 am....talking shit and trying to determine if it was a good idea to break into the football field behind us....which my face ultimately answers..... hellllll nah lol Cranes in the sky video in the link in bio:)
A video posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on Oct 24, 2016 at 7:44pm PDT
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“We started off shooting [with] a crew of 20 or so incredible [people] in 2 RV’s. We ended up, 6 of us, in this magic van driving across the country… all over again Alan, @carlota_guerrero, @parisstokyo, Russell Santos, Eli Crane at the station...and I… all determined to get all the shots we thought were vital to the storytelling and to create them with love,” shared Solange. “I am forever grateful. This video made me smile so hard.”
A lot of work, direction, countless hours and necessary sacrifices went into producing the masterpieces “Cranes in the Sky” and “Don’t Touch My Hair.”
The finished products unequivocally speak for themselves.