In a new conversation for Interview Magazine, the Knowles sisters go head-to-head about Solange’s new music.
Interview Magazine has always had the stars in conversation with each other and one of their latest features the press-averse Beyoncé speaking to her sister Solange. The two talk about A Seat at the Table, some of the struggles of being taken seriously as a producer when you’re also a woman, and finding inspiration from Björk.
On production, Solange says: “On my previous records, I contributed to production here and there, but I was always really afraid to really get in there and … I guess I wasn’t really afraid, I was just really comfortable writing the songs. I felt like my contributions as a producer were enough. But when I started to work on this record, I realized that I had to create such a very specific sonic landscape in telling the story. I had these jam sessions, and there were holes that no one else could really fill for me. It really came out of a need for something outside of what I could articulate and lead someone else to do.”
She adds, on Björk’s wisdom: “I remember Björk saying that she felt like, no matter what stage in her career, if a man is credited on something that she’s done, he’s going to get the credit for it. And, unfortunately, that still rings true.”
Beyoncé remembers when she introduced Solange to Nas: “One of my proudest moments as a sister was when I was able to introduce you to your hero, Nas, and you cried and acted a fool. I was so surprised that Mrs. Too-cool-for-everything was acting a fool.”
Read the whole piece over at Interview.
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