I listened to this album about the time it came out and revisited it recently, due to buying it on vinyl. This album is so beautiful and we listen to Solange contemplating the life outside her window, full of reflections on race, gender and wanting to escape. I think the album is an album that every time you hear it, you hear something new or interpret it in whole different way. The respectively popular choice from this album is 'Cranes in Sky', where Solange expresses her need to escape and feeling isolation in a non-isolated place, where there are...cranes in the sky. Popular song 'Don't Touch My Hair' tackles racist view/actions in America and advocates Black empowerment, always refreshing to hear from a women's point of view.
Some underrated songs are Junie, ft. Andre 3000, with its funk/soul undertones perfect for a sweet summer day. Another song that is underrated is Borderline which features beautiful and soft vocals from Solange and sounds like it's sparkling throughout. I think it reflects Solange's need to escape and the floaty sound makes you want to float away, maybe similar to what Solange wanted to feel when she was writing this song. Overall I think this album is full of beauty and the dreamy sound and vocal's makes the album sound like you're being sang to by an angel of some kind. However, the lyrics are also very real, conscious and the album is a perfect reflection on early 21st century America and world.