The natural hair beauty Solange is gracing the cover of Lucky Magazine August issue. In the issue, she talks about her new album, New Orleans, remaining true to herself and of course the elevator flight that took place with Jay Z. She shows off her color blocking fashion sense in a photo shoot by Todd Cole.
New Orleans: “I lived in New York and L.A. and they were different worlds I learned to navigate. Fashion and music have so many elements I’m connected to, but they also have parts that I’m not so interested in. I can step in and step out of those worlds. Being in New Orleans gives me space.”
Her 2003 debut Solo Star: “I was serious about my songwriting but not necessarily too gung ho on all the other elements of being an artist—the public nature of things, the lack of privacy, the feeling of always needing to be on. I also felt really misunderstood by my peers and the musical landscape that I was in.”
Her new album: “My last EP, True, was about the over solange-luck yall vibe—the message was fun. This one, I really want you to hear what I’m saying. I want you to hear me.”
Remaining true to herself: “I think about all of those phases that I went through, and the ridicule and whatever that I experienced. And I can’t think of one time where I ever felt like I was going to break. That’s because I had confidence instilled in me by my parents. They didn’t always like it—in fact, most of the time they didn’t—but they never asked me to change.”
The elevator fight (That Thing): “What’s important is that my family and I are all good. What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”