Over the years, Solange has managed to transform her music career, stepping out of the shadow of her super famous sister, Beyonce, and carving out her own path.
But in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Solo reveals that her parents initially didn’t want her to follow her sister’s footsteps into a music career.
“My parents constantly tried to talk me out of being an artist,” she tells the mag. “They had gone through the whole journey with my sister and just wanted me to have a normal teenage life.”
The singer reflects on her earlier material and how her sound has evolved over the years. “I still stand behind the stuff I did early on, but I was on a record label and I didn’t have a lot of creative control. Another side of that is just being young and having bad taste. There was plenty of that too,” she says.
Solange also discusses her challenging life experiences, like getting married and having a son at age 18. “In a lot of ways, emotionally and mentally, I feel far older than 27,” she says. “Just going through a marriage and a divorce — which I essentially did by 21 — will give you an insane amount of perspective on life.”
Her new lens on life will likely show in her first album for her own label, Saint Records, due later this year. The set will be her first project since 2008’s Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams.
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