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It all started eight years ago...

Sydney Scott
Oct, 05, 2016

Solange's album A Seat at the Table is one of the best of the year.

The album and it's two leading tracks ''Cranes in the Sky'' and "Don't Touch My Hair,'' which were accompanied by amazing visuals, have been the talk of the town and we're sure you'll find the singer's new album on many year-end lists as we enter the last leg of 2016.

The singer recently took to Instagram to share the story of how "Cranes in the Sky" came together, an eight-year journey that led to an amazing single.

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"It was 8 years ago @raphael_saadiq handed me a cd with a few instrumentals. One was just drums, strings, and bass. I went home and wrote "Cranes" that night in my hotel room," she wrote, "When I finished writing and creating #aseatatthetable in a little house in New Iberia, Louisiana.....I revisited "Cranes" once again. I called Raphael that night and asked if he would help me to elevate the production on a few of the other songs of the album to see their fullest potential. I am so happy 8 years later Cranes is finally out in the world."

We're happy that "Cranes in the Sky" made it onto the album and we hope there are more collaborations between Solange and Saadiq.