It's too bad for whatever you're doing right now, because Beyoncé interviewed Solange and I can guarantee there's nothing on your to-do list more important than reading it.
Sorry. I'm just a technicolor coat of many emotions right now.
In the latest issue of Interview magazine, the mighty Knowles sisters chatted in the way only award-winning, chart-topping, era-defining sibling artists can: freaking magically. The two discuss Solange's gorgeous 2016 album A Seat at the Table and the inspirations behind it. The intimate conversation is even more special because Beyoncé so rarely does press; even though she's not being interviewed herself here, the chat definitely shows us what's important to her. Namely, her family, her art, and other artists who have shaped her.
Here are some of the highlights of the BeyLange tête-à-tête.
First, Bey started with some classic big-sister/aunt talk:
BEYONCÉ: Are you exhausted? I know you had a parent-teacher conference ...
SOLANGE: Yeah, I actually had to fly to Philly because there were no flights left to New York. And now I'm driving from Philly to New York. Well, I'm not driving, but ...
BEYONCÉ: You have to drive? From Philly?
SOLANGE: Yeah. But it's not bad. It's only an hour and 40 minutes.
STARS. THEY ARE JUST LIKE US.
Except, they're not like us, because they have always been superstars.
BEYONCÉ: I remember thinking, "My little sister is going to be something super special," because you always seemed to know what you wanted. And I'm just curious, where did that come from?
SOLANGE: ...I guess a part of that was being the baby of the family and being adamant that, in a house of five, my voice was being heard. Another part is that I remember being really young and having this voice inside that told me to trust my gut.
Solange opens up to her sister about the powerful emotions behind her album 'A Seat at the Table'...
SOLANGE: There were things that had been weighing heavy on me for quite some time. And I went into this hole, trying to work through some of these things so that I could be a better me and be a better mom to Julez and be a better wife and a better friend and a better sister. Which is a huge part of why I wanted you to interview me for this piece. Because the album really feels like storytelling for us all and our family and our lineage.
...and about the overwhelming response to the album
SOLANGE: ...I just feel so much joy and gratitude that people have connected to it in this way. The biggest reward that I could ever get is seeing women, especially black women, talk about what this album has done, the solace it has given them.
Finally, Beyoncé can't help but ask...
BEYONCÉ: And, honestly, growing up, how did I do as a big sister?
SOLANGE: You did a kickass job. You were the most patient, loving, wonderful sister ever. In the 30 years that we've been together, I think we've only really, like, butted heads ... we can count on one hand.
Best sisters, best musicians, best friends. Read the entire interview here.