Solange Knowles releases film to accompany new album, “When I Get Home”
Solange Knowles is releasing an “interdisciplinary performance art film” to accompany her new album, When I Get Home.
“The film is an exploration of origin, asking the question how much of ourselves do we bring with us versus leave behind in our evolution,” Knowles’ publicists at Columbia Records and Sunshine Sachs said in an email.
The singer and artist filmed the piece in Houston’s Third Ward, a historic neighborhood that also is labeled one of the country’s most dangerous.
Solange, 32, and her big sister, Beyoncé, grew up in Houston.
The artist is hosting a series of events throughout the Texas city to allow fans to view the film. Those in the Houston area may RSVP here.
Knowles dropped the album tied to the film on Friday, and it’s her first album since 2016’s A Seat at the Table, which drew praise from critics.
Knowles said via Twitter that she is beyond excited about the project.
“I’m filled w so much joy right now!!!” she posted Thursday on Twitter. “I can’t thank y’all enough for this moment and for all the feelings I feel in my body!”
She added, “I’m bringing home w me everywhere I go yall … Your love lifts me up so high. Thank you!”
The film includes appearances by icons and native Houstonians Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen, as well as local standouts Devin the Dude and Scarface, both rappers, along with poet/activist Pat Parker, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Solange Knowles directed the film, along with contributing directors Ian Ferguson, Terance Nance, Jacolby Satterwhite and Ray Tintori, according to Knowles’ publicity team.
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Y’all! I’m filled w so much joy right now!!! Wow! I can’t thank y’all enough for this moment and for all the feelings i feel in my body!
I’m bringing home w me everywhere I go yalll and I ain’t running from shit no more. Your love lifts me up so high. Thank you!
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) March 1, 2019