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Solange breaks down ‘Cranes In The Sky’ on the Song Exploder Podcast

Solange breaks down ‘Cranes In The Sky’ on the Song Exploder Podcast


The Song Exploder podcast is one of the best music podcasts out there. The simple idea asks musicians to break down how they made, created and constructed one of their most well-known songs.

Recent episodes include DJ Shadow’s ‘Mutual Slump’, Angel Olsen’s ‘Shut Up Kiss Me’, Jóhann Jóhannson’s ‘Arrival score’ and James Vincent McMorrow’s ‘Get Low’.

This week’s episode features Solange Knowles talking about A Seat At The Table cut ‘Cranes In The Sky’ and its long gestation process, where you hear a cappella vocals from the song, learn that the cranes were inspired by the Miami skyline and how producer Raphael Saadiq lost the stems:

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