Solange is in a celebratory mood. And with good reason.
This week marks the 2nd anniversary of her critically acclaimed album ‘When I Get Home.’
The 2019 project, which houses jams such as ‘Way To The Show,’ ‘Almeda,’ and ‘Binz,’ reaffirmed the singer-songwriter’s position as a leader in music eclecticism.
Head below for details on how Solange is saluting an LP she says is dear to her.
Via social media, she revealed that a remastered director’s cut of the interdisciplinary performance art film for ‘When I Get Home’ is available on The Criterion Channel (click here to watch).
She also shared a lengthy open letter about the impact of the record on her – illustrating with revealing details:
2 year anniversary of the project that literally changed my life 🖤
When I first started creating “When I Get Home” I was quite literally fighting for my life…in and out of hospitals (s/out park plaza on Binz! 🙂 with depleting health and broken spirits asking God to send me a sign I would not only survive, but that if he let me make it out alive, I would step into the light whatever that meant. He begin speaking to me.
Half the time I didn’t know where it was coming from. I only knew I had to open the door and honor it. I didn’t see naann a thing I imagined. I didn’t know who I was speaking to on “I am a witness”. When I listen back, I hear a woman who had only an inkling of what the journey entailed, but didn’t have a clue of why or what the journey would look like. This project has shown me, once you open that door, you can’t go backwards. Believe me I’ve tried saying “nah I’m just playing” so many times, ha. I’m not a big fan of talking about shit I don’t know yet. I didn’t do much talking during this time because of that. I’m really down for showing the process, and staying quiet when it hasn’t all yet being revealed. I make work to answer questions within me, for survival. Sometimes I am asking myself that same question many ways. Sometimes it takes me years. I have to honor that time. This Houston ting moves slow y’all. One day, I’ll tell y’all about the days I’ve had since I opened this door. The things I’ve uncovered.
The life long healing I’ve begin. The great divine joy and love I’ve experienced. The stories of my past I’ve survived that I had stored all up in my body…. till it said…. no more. The re-learning. The reckoning. This album led me to all of it. Life has now become before WIGH and after WIGH. I’m so grateful for you guys allowing me the space and time. So so so grateful. Ima be celebrating all week long the coming of home 🖤
Continuing her partnership with Black Planet, the singer revealed that the platform will be saluting the revered LP with a series of activations:
Black Planet will be live all week celebrating the “When I Get Home” anniversary….
and there’s a couple lil tings on there for ya if u refresh the page….but none greater than this gift of letters from you guys on what the album means to you. I read (and deeply cried) w each and everyone of them, and held them all so close to my heart feeling infinite gratitude for the community this project has birthed.
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More power to Solange, whose output has long defined consistently qualitative.