Tucked near the end of Maren Morris’ new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called “The Bones.” Like many Morris songs, it’s not about the art of songwriting but could just as easily be an allegory for her expertise in that area. In “The Bones,” a busted old house that has weathered the elements … More »
After being honored at a benefit gala for the Parsons School Of Design last spring, Solange shared pictures and video on her Instagram account of herself and her friends twerking atop a limo in Manhattan. Her caption was accompanied by an orbiting shooting-star emoji: “can’t take texas or dc girls nooooo damnnn whereee.” For an … More »
Last week, Solange released her new album, When I Get Home, along with a short film by the same name. She announced accompanying “album experience” events around Houston, and tonight, the event will be livestreamed for fans unable to attend. Writer and curator Antwaun Sargent will moderate … More »
Solange has released a film titled When I Get Home, featuring music from her new album by the same name. The 33-minute short is a mixed-media visualization, featuring scenes set in a desert and the singer’s hometown Houston, 3D-animated dance sequences, candid webcam footage, and more. Several of the images were teased earlier … More »
Hey, T: The New York Times Style Magazine — didn’t you say that Solange’s new album was “imminent this fall, probably sometime soon” last fall? Well, FUCK YOU, because “this fall” is now this winter, and this winter is now midnight, and midnight is actually a new day, today, March 1. Seriously, fuck you, T: The New York Times Style Magazine! LIARS!!!
Anyway, the good news is that Solange has finally released her new album, the follow-up to 2016’s excellent A Seat at the Table (one of our favorite albums that year — duh), no thanks to T: The New York Times Style Magazine. It’s titled When I Get Home, and it features 19 tracks, including five interludes and an intermission, all of which are designed, we assume, to let us catch our breaths. Guest contributors include Panda Bear, Playboi Carti, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler the Creator, Gucci Mane, Dev Hynes, and many more.
When I Get Home is out now, but why listen to it when you can check out the album’s cover art and Houston-centric tracklist below?
When I Get Home tracklist:
01. Things I Imagined
02. S McGregor (interlude)
03. Down With The Clique
04. Way To The Show
05. Can I Hold The Mic (interlude)
06. Stay Flo
08. 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
Solange has released a new album called When I Get Home, the follow-up to her 2016 masterpiece A Seat At The Table. The 19-track album is out now, and features guest appearances from Playboi Carti, Gucci Mane, Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Dev Hynes, Cassie, Pharrell, Sampha, Standing On The Corner, Panda Bear, … More »
Solange Knowles began teasing the follow-up to 2016’s spectacular A Seat At The Table last fall with a T Magazine interview suggesting the new album would be out before year’s end. Two months into 2019, it has yet to materialize, but all signs point to a drop coming as soon as … More »
Solange has launched a web page on the long-running social network BlackPlanet that optimistic fans will take as a sign that the singer and performance artist is preparing to release new music. The page features gifs of Solange, cowboys, dancers, and more, plus poetic snippets of text including, “I made the pilgrimage back … More »
Solange’s A Seat at the Table was a bonafide highlight of 2016. The Harvard Foundation’s 2018 Artist of the Year has kept pretty plenty busy ever since with various performance art pieces and installations, yet there has not been much to report on with regards to a follow-up record. In 2018 though, we should know better that no news means some news is likely just around the bend.
Case in point, in a new interview with T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Solange revealed that the release of her next album is “imminent, this fall, probably sometime soon.”
Hmm. Hey, wait a minute, it’s “this fall” today!
If history is any indication, this new Solange album might be out by the end of the week. Or, if we keep wasting time here, it could be out…right now!…
Okay, so not right now, but…
how about… now?
Well, whenever “probably sometime soon” ends up being, Solange assures us that her new album will materialize in our universe, “fully formed, at some mysterious and unexpected moment, like a meteor cratering into the culture,” with a sound that has “a lot of jazz at the core, but with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle.”
Keep those eyes peeled and ears to the ground! And go listen to A Seat at the Table if you somehow haven’t yet! HYPE TRAIN: ENGAGE.
Her fourth studio album and a follow-up to 2016’s A Seat at the Table, Solange‘s next long-form production is expected to arrive shortly in the year. Songwriter Ayana Mathis recently told The New York Times that Solange’s album was receiving some “final touches,” but is otherwise nearly complete, and ready for a release “imminent this fall.” One such “final touch” concerns the album’s title, seeing that the project currently remains nameless.
Listeners can anticipate Solange’s fourth album to be a fluid amalgamation of sound, as per Solange’s acknowledgement of the offering’s cross-genre nature. “There is a lot of jazz at the core,” Solange said. “But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle.” Recorded in studios in New Orleans, Topanga Canyon, and Jamaica, the album will provide some sonic contrast to A Seat at the Table, a product that Solange proclaimed to be her “punk album.” The track listings of Solange’s ensuing album will be “warm…fluid and more sensual” than those of Solange’s 2016 release, allowing Solange to effectively flaunt her versatility.
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T’s 2018 Greats Issue celebrates six people who have inspired us to forge a different world of our own: #Solange, #AlessandroMichele, #GeorgeRRMartin, #CarrieMaeWeems, #ViggoMortensen and #BruceNauman. Each of them has created something singular, be it a performance or an aesthetic, and they have all, in some way, helped steer the cultural discourse. “Where would black artists, female artists, American artists, photographers, be without Carrie Mae Weems, whose groundbreaking photographic ‘Kitchen Table Series’ (1989-90) quite literally foregrounded the black female face?” writes writes T’s editor in chief @HanyaYanagihara. “Where would science-fiction writers, fantasy writers, historical writers and television itself be without George R. R. Martin, whose ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ books became the most sensational television series of all time, and also redefined the state of contemporary fandom?” Click the link in our bio to go inside #TGreatsIssue, out on newsstands inside the @nytimes October 21. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Solange Knowles (@saintrecords) written by Ayana Mathis, photographed by Collier Schorr (collierschorrstudio), styled by Carlos Nazario (@mr_carlos_nazario); Alessandro Michele (@lallo25) written by Frank Bruni, photographed by Michal Chelbin (@michal_chelbin), fashion styled by @JayMassacret; @GeorgeRRMartin written by Charles Yu, photographed by Alessandra Sanguinetti (@alessandra_sanguinetti); @CarrieMaeWeems written by Megan O’Grady (@meganeogrady), photographed by @MickaleneThomas, styled by Shiona Turini (@shionat); Viggo Mortensen written by Thessaly La Force (@thessaly), photographed by Jackie Nickerson @(jackie_nickerson), styled by @JasonRider; Bruce Nauman written by Nikil Saval, photographed by Alec Soth (@littlebrownmushroom).
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