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When I Get Home

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.

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Watch ‘When I Get Home’ exclusively on the Criterion Channel

Words by Brechtje Polman