Watch Solange Perform "Rise" and "Weary" on 'Fallon'
Solange stopped by 'The Tonight Show' on Thursday to perform "Rise" and "Weary" for Jimmy Fallon's audience.
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Solange took A Seat at the Table to The Tonight Show on Thursday night and performed the songs "Rise" and "Weary."
Solange's A Seat At the Table was her best-received album yet. She was invited to perform "Cranes in the Sky" and "Don't Touch My Hair" on Saturday Night Live back in November, and she has made it onto many year-end lists in 2016 with the album—including Complex's. The album includes features from Sampha, Lil Wayne, The-Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid, Kelela, Q-Tip, and more.
Solange recently discussed the inspiration for her album, which came when a white media pundit told her not to "bite the hand that feeds her" by saying that white music writers should know more about black music before reviewing it. "I began to think a lot about that conversation and replaying it, and it haunted me. And it haunted my mother to hear someone telling her daughter 'don’t bite the hand that feeds you.' And also the racial subtleties—are not so subtle—of what that encompasses when you say that to a black woman. Then you connect it by saying 'Do you know who's buying your records?'" she explained in a recent interview with Helga Davis.
You can check out Solange's performance on The Tonight Show in the video above.