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Solange: Her Saint Voice and Style in ‘When I Get Home’

A style review of ‘When I Get Home’, the latest project of Solange Knowles.

When thinking about Solange, you can’t just think of music or dancing, you think of universes, you think of experiences, emotions, and many other possibilities. ‘When I Get Home’ is a whole journey through Solange perspective on her roots and values, and a perfect picture of expression.

The story goes from an astral passage and the arrival to another planet, that could be Third Ward in Houston Texas, but it can also be the symbol of the black community’s space. We see ourselves surrounded by stars, the calling of her angelic voice, and the landing in silver dresses that recalls Paco Rabanne runways in the 90s. This chapter is called ‘Beltway’.

In ‘Almeda’, the transition from the space travel to the planet comes to life, but it also establishes other relations that are seen from scene to scene: the ones that depict or reinvent black culture in a sublime and delicate way. 

Silver dresses, cowboy hats, total black suits and DMC Deloreans make the perfect combination for a fresh look inspired by styles in the 70s, 80s and 90s. 

Taken from Black Planet
Taken from Black Planet

The clip for ‘Way to the Show’ has that unmistakable saint voice of Solange’s. She moves with other women in sexy snake leather boots. Spots are wide open, light, and geometric as we have seen on her videos before. 

And by this, I mean ‘Cranes in the Sky’ ecos. That characteristic way of image crafting is also the result of the collaboration with the photographer and art director, Carlota Guerrero, who’s been working with Solange since ‘A Seat at the Table’.

Carlota Guerrero for Nude Label, taken from her site.
Carlota Guerrero for Oysho, taken from her site

But let’s get back to ‘When I Get Home’:  this visual trip ends with ‘Things I Imagined / Down With The Clique’; it is like witnessing the view from the spaceship in Houston Texas, there for Solange dances in ankle boots all in black with a hat, the performers join her with movement connected to cowboys and yet hip-hop, and voguin’ dance moves, there are cowboys riding horses too.  

The futuristic building keeps the connection with the spaceship that takes off again to mark the end of the whole musical journey.

Taken from Black Planet
Taken from Black Planet

Tell me how do you feel about ‘When I Get Home’ or share this journey with your friends!

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