Solange Knowles Pushes Back on Making an Album of Tuba Tunes Because of Her Fear
Harper’s BAZAAR

The 'Cranes in the Sky' singer reveals she has learned to play the brass instrument and has been writing music for the tuba, but doubts that fans would like it.

AceShowbiz - Solange Knowles wants to release a record of tuba tunes. The 37-year-old Grammy winning sister of Beyonce Knowles, 42, said she has learned to play the brass instrument and has been writing music specifically for it, but doubts her fans would appreciate an album of her efforts.

She told the new issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine, "I love it. I've started writing music for the tuba, and I am trying to talk myself into releasing it, but I can only imagine the eye rolls from people being like, 'This (girl) hasn't made an album.' "

Solange, whose last album "When I Get Home" was released in 2019, also said about why she took up the tuba, "It sounds like what the gut feels like to me. There's a way that it takes up space that you can't deny, and it also just feels very black to me."

Along with taking up the tuba, Solange has recently toured the world, held a special performance at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale de Venezia and written the score for a 2022 New York City Ballet production.

She also last month put on a multi-medium performance exhibition in four acts called "In Service to Whom" at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, which saw her delve into "everyday" and "mundane" gestures that have contributed to her creativity.

Her 84-minute show featured Solange performing original orchestral works apparently inspired by repetition, gospel vocal arrangements, minimalism and the black southern marching band music of football games.

She also told Harper's about how she remained almost anonymous for some elements of the show, "There were moments I just stood there in silence. When people entered the space, they didn't notice that I was there. (When they did) they had to adjust to the uncomfortableness of me just existing, not entertaining or delivering or slaying."

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