Despite canceling her European festival tour dates to relocate to a new city (she’s leaving the Big Apple for New Orleans!), Solange is still actively working on new music. She shared details of her upcoming fourth album with Billboard after her impromptu performance at a laundromat in Brooklyn, saying she’s already begun recording demos.
The soulful singer revealed the album’s songwriting partners, which include indie artists like Sampha (SBTRKT, Jessie Ware), Dave Longstreith (The Dirty Projectors) and Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift). The album could possibly have a Southern tinge, as she’ll be recording half of it in New Orleans (the other half will be in Long Island City). Solange plans to release the project next year — so say goodbye to waits like the four-year-hiatus she took in between her last albums.
“I’m actually trying to give myself a deadline this time around,” she said. “One of the pros of being independent is having that space and that time. But it’s also a major con when you don’t set aside a deadline and keep going and keep going. When you have a goal in mind you definitely stay motivated.”
She also gave some details about her new label, Saint Records: “I have so many friends who’ve put me on to so much great music. And we just have that endless conversation about new upcoming great artists that might not get the exposure they deserve on an independent level.”
Solange’s 2012 EP True was a sonic breath of fresh air: Expect her new project to continue breaking down musical boundaries.