The celestial masterpiece has been revived!
On March 1st 2019, we were blessed with the surrealistic and introspective masterpiece that is Solange’s ‘When I Get Home’. It’s been two years and we’re still daydreaming about the artist’s interdisciplinary performance art film, left gagging for more ever since 👀. Well… our prayers have been answered! In celebration of the album’s two-year anniversary, a remastered and extended director’s cut has just been released exclusively on the Criterion Channel (a.k.a. the virtual place to visit all your favourite arthouse selections).
Our Queen’s self-directed and edited short film ‘When I Get Home’ is a homage as well as reconnection to her ancestral roots and hometown Houston. The album and film together are a spiritual exploration of heritage, a rumination on fear and freedom and a sacral celebration of black excellence.
The multidisciplinary mixed-media film entails afro futuristic visuals of Black cowboys and a stunning Solange fully embodying her divine hyper-femininity: this lucid homecoming is simultaneously existential and reflective, earthbound and intergalactic. Solange truly left nothing without intention.