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Tina Lawson Knowles and singer Solange Knowles speak on stage at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival)
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Solange Knowles dropped her third full-length studio album, A Seat at the Table, early on Friday morning and the singer’s latest offering might be the most personal project she’s put out yet.

Knowles described the project as “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief, and healing” and A Seat at the Table tackles topics like race and identity politics, and her relationship with her family.

In conversation with her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson and writer Judnick Mayard, shared on her website, Saint Heron, she gives much of the credit for becoming who she is to the foundation and the support that her parents gave her.

Knowles later closed the conversation by telling her mother that she created the project with the values that they instilled her as parents.

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