“I tried to drink it away…I tried to put one in the air…I tried to dance it away…I tried to change it with my hair…”
Solange has just released the much talked about album A Seat At The Table & now she has released the visuals for 2 of its tracks, Cranes In The Sky & Don’t My Hair featuring Sampha. Written & co-produced by Solange, the songs both address different aspects of what it means to be Black. In Cranes In The Sky she sings about the many different things she has used to try to cope. Don’t Touch My Hair deals with the culture being left alone. The videos are both directed by Alan Ferguson, veteran music video director & Solange’s husband. The visuals are as strong as the message in the music. They celebrate blackness in its many shades & forms. It features most of the images scene in the digital book that accompanies the album. Cranes In The Sky features different shades of Black women as well as Solange breaking out some of that good old choreography. In Don’t Touch My Hair you get to see the many different styles of Black hair, a scene with Black women jumping in a pool, & an epic gathering of Black people at the end reminiscent of Solange’s wedding. She sings, “Don’t touch my hair…when it’s the feelings I wear…don’t touch my soul…when it’s a rhythm I know…”.
Check out the videos for Cranes In The Sky & Don’t Touch My Hair below: