John Kirby Gets a Well-Deserved Seat At The Table On Solange Knowles’ Critically Acclaimed New Album


Yu Leseberg and Helen Yu, Esq. are thrilled to congratulate friend and client John Kirby on his stunning contributions to Solange Knowles’ chart-topping record A Seat at the Table.  

John, a multi-talented musician, served as a co-producer on 3 tracks on Solange’s critically acclaimed new album, released by Columbia Records on September 30, 2016.  In addition to co-producing 3 tracks, John Kirby co-wrote 2 songs (“Borderline (An Ode to Self Care)” and “Junie"), as well as lending his fine musicianship to many of the songs on A Seat at the Table.   

“John is one of the most amazing talents – he can make anything sound like an old school sample.  His production skills are so next level,” says his attorney Helen Yu.  “He’s very humble and keeps his head down, but I feel he’s a secret weapon for Solange.”

A Seat at the Table has been a massive success with both fans and critics alike, debuting at Number One on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Charts.  Pitchfork gave the record a whopping 8.7 rating, calling it “a document of historical significance, not just for its formidable musical achievements but for the way it encapsulates black cultural and social history with such richness, generosity, and truth.”  “Cranes in the Sky,” which features John Kirby’s haunting and memorable synthesizers, was featured as Pitchfork’s “Best New Track” and is rapidly climbing the charts.

Congratulations, John… We toast your hard-earned success and can’t wait to hear your next project!