Solange Details Creation of "Cranes In The Sky" in New 'Song Exploder' Episode
Since the release of Solange‘s new album, A Seat At The Table, one song (perhaps more than any other on the record) has eased hearts and calm minds. Today a new episode of the Song Exploder podcast sheds new light on the creation of “Cranes In The Sky,” by pulling apart the track (even isolating vocal takes) and detailing the creative process behind it.
According to the singer, the track’s origins date back to 2008 (before the release of her second studio album, Sol-Angel and The Hadley St. Dreams) when she and ASATT producer, Raphael Saadiq, had met in-session to work on her sophomore record. Unfortunately, nothing from that original session made way on to the album, but upon further inquiry, Solange requested a take-home beat from Saadiq, the bones of which would eventually become “Cranes In The Sky.”
You can hear Solange detail to the song’s creation in the player below. Pick up a copy of her new album on iTunes today and hold tight for updates on her forthcoming tour. Currently, she’s slated to perform at Okeechobee Festival in Florida and Panorama Festival in NYC.