Solange Explains Song ‘Cranes In The Sky’

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By now you may have heard Solange’s album, A Seat at the Table and you been singing along with ‘Cranes in the Sky’ for months now, but she explains the meaning behind the song which she penned eight years ago. She was in Miami to record and she thought it would be “a place of refuge and peace” but instead all she could see in the city’s sky was cranes.

“I remember thinking of it as an analogy for my transition — this idea of building up, up, up that was going on in our country at the time, all of this excessive building, and not really dealing with what was in front of us,” Solange told her sister Beyonce in her Interview interview. “And, eight years later, it’s really interesting that now, here we are again, not seeing what’s happening in our country, not wanting to put into perspective all of these ugly things that are staring us in the face.”

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