Her latest album, A Seat at the Table, has resonated with thousands and now Solange Knowles is releasing background footage that shows her creative process.
The singer’s son, Daniel Jr., is featured in several clips. One moment shows Daniel teaching his mom how to dance. The youngster takes a step-by-step approach to instructing and quickly corrects mom when she fails to take his hand during the routine.
Solange’s third studio album topped the Billboard 200 list earlier this week. A Seat at the Table sold 46,000 albums and 26,000 songs. Segments of the record have been streamed more than 35 million times since its September 30th debut.
The celebrity mom certainly doesn’t take her latest project’s success lightly. She took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank everyone who had a part in its production. “Thank YOU guys so much for this,” she tweeted. “I feel like a better human after releasing A Seat At The Table. A better woman, a better mom, a better wife. Thank you.”
Knowles’ third studio album is about more than writing music. The singer recently told Fader that the project was one of discovery. “I had to make this album to become a better me, but also a better mother,” she shared. “Something a lot of people don’t realize is when you have to work through some of these traumas and challenges with yourself, and you’re having to take care of another human being and make sure that they feel protected and aren’t carrying any of that weight.”
Daniel “Julez” Smith is Solange Knowles’ only child with ex-husband Daniel Smith Sr. A Seat At The Table is the artist’s first full album in nearly ten years. Solange released an EP called True in 2012. She wed Alan Ferguson two years later in a New Orleans ceremony that was intimate and unique.
Check out behind-the-scenes footage from Solange’s A Seat At The Table creation process below!