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Albums of the Year 2019: When I Get Home -Solange

Solange’s beautiful and tight album about her hometown of Houston is a masterclass of an ode to a home. Featuring many elements of Houston music, such as chop-and-screw, and Houston artists like Gucci Mane, Solange uses short, yet powerful songs to tell a grander story of homesickness and a misrepresented city. At times slow and […]

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Solange is transcendent on the musical tapestry of When I Get Home

Comparing the covers of A Seat at the Table (Solange’s heralded 2016 release) vs. When I Get Home is akin to comparing da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ vs. Prado’s interpretation of her. Both are marvellous artistic portraits of the same subject yet there’s a darker, almost intangible difference between the two that feels eerie. When I […]

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Solange – A Seat at the Table

“I’m weary of the ways of the world”, Solange declares early on in her third album, and she has good reason to be. Across A Seat at the Table’s 52 minutes, she confronts prejudice and violence, death and grief, anxiety and doubt. Her first project since 2012’s new wave-inspired EP True – lush but narratively […]