By Jon Wiederhorn
It took Beyoncé’s sister, Solange Knowles, four years to release her third album A Seat at the Table, but she hasn’t wasted any time supporting the record with videos for the songs “Don’t Touch My Hair” (featuring Sampha) and “Cranes in the Sky.”
Solange posted both new clips on her YouTube channel over the weekend, about a week after dropping the follow-up to her 2012 EP True. Solange directed the videos with her husband, director Alan Ferguson.
Each depicts Solange singing her heart out in various locations as she seduces the camera in various outfits. A Seat at the Table includes guest appearances by Lil Wayne, Kelly Rowland, Tweet and Q-Tip. Solange wrote, arranged and co-produced all 21 tracks.
She announced the album with little advance notice by including messages about the upcoming release in hardbound books of poetry, photos and song lyrics, which she sent to 86 fans that signed up for her new Web site.
Watch “Don’t Touch My Hair” and “Cranes in the Sky” here: