Solange graces the cover for the new issue of ELLE with a stylish, gorgeous photo, shot by renowned photographer, Terry Tsiolis.

Always fashion-forward, Solange, who dons red for the cover, discusses her critically-acclaimed album, A Seat At The Table, and general perspective on life in the magazine's new issue.

"My sister and Kelly [Rowland] were the same age, which is like a built-in best friend in the house; they were extremely close," Solange said of her childhood in the interview. "Writing felt like this insular thing that I could go back in my room and express all that I would observe, all the emotions that would arise. It felt like mine, my little thing."

She spoke specifically about her head space while she was creating A Seat At The Table.

"I did want to create this juxtaposition, politically, of having these very hard, messy conversations but having them stylistically in a way that you can really hear me, and not the yelling, the rage," the singer said. "I wanted to project in my delivery what I was not achieving at all: peace and having a certain lightness and airiness that could maybe help me get closer to having more light and airiness in my life."

Read a preview of Solange's ELLE cover story here.

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