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A couple of years on from dropping an era-defining masterpiece, "A Seat At The Table", Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and visual artist Solange Knowles is back on Piccadilly shelves with her new album "When I Get Home". The album is an exploration of origin. It asks the question how much of ourselves do we bring with us versus leave behind in our evolution. In order to answer this, Solange returned to Third Ward Houston, packing the short sonic vignettes with blasts of rim-rattling bass, clattering dirty south percussion and her trademark jazz flecked vocals. Reading like a journey through the city streets to the show, "When I Get Home" serves the varied sounds of street performers, muscle cars, barbers and cook outs - even enjoying a brief flirtation with Jamaica on the stand out "Binz", before getting back on Texan track. Written, performed, and executive produced by Solange, this is a new chapter in her artistic development.
Millie says: The iconic vocals of Solange grace us again with her new release, When I Get Home. Her emotion and warmth exude from each track and make us realise we had a Solange-shaped void to fill these past three years. Binz, Way to the Show and Stay Flo are on heavy repeat for me, again and again.
Emily says: Solange siphons the essence of jazz, contemporary R&B and psychedelic soul into her latest offering. Abandoning predictable pop structures, each track develops through a series of short lived motifs and dissolves effortlessly into the next. An album of dazzling minimalist soul which is best listened to in its entirety!
1. Things I Imagined
2. S McGregor (interlude)
3. Down With The Clique
4. Way To The Show
5. Can I Hold The Mic (interlude)
6. Stay Flo
8. Nothing Without Intention (interlude)
10. Time (is)
11. My Skin My Logo
12. We Deal With The Freak’n (intermission)
16. Exit Scott (interlude)
17. Sound Of Rain
18. Not Screwed! (interlude)
19. I’m A Witness