Solange – When I Get Home (2019) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Solange – When I Get Home (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 38:53 minutes |  415 MB | Genre: Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Saint Records – Columbia

When I Get Home is the new album from Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and visual artist Solange Knowles. This release represents the next phase in Solange’s evolution as an artist, and is the follow up to her critically acclaimed 2016 album A Seat at the Table. 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. The artist returned to Third Ward Houston to answer this. When I Get Home was written, performed, and executive produced by Solange, and includes contributions from Tyler, the Creator, Chassol, Playboi Carti, Standing on the Corner, Panda Bear, Devin the Dude, The-Dream, and more. It also features samples from Third Ward’s own Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, poet Pat Parker, and Scarface.

What is she doing when she gets home? Is she eating potato chips? Is she taking a bath? Is she paying her bills? Solange never answers any of these questions. The home of “When I Get Home” is much more her native Texas than her beloved New Orleans apartment. When I Get Home is a love letter to Houston. As with each of her previous records, Beyoncé’s sister takes on a mellow tone, melancholic even, which draws more comparisons to Erykah Badu (Texas native as well) than with her older sister. The album features some of the most promising young rappers of the state; Scarface, Devin the Dude, as well as a five guest artists including Pharrell Williams (on Almeda and Sound Of Rain), Raphael Saadiq, Earl Sweatshirt, Panda Bear, Tyler the Creator, Dev Hynes alias Blood Orange, Sampha, Metro Boomin, Playboi Carti, Cassie, Steve Lacy from The Internet and even French piano player Christophe Chassol. The guest artists’ appearances are discrete, and Solange always remains the central force in her songs. The tracks are almost ethereal, she hides her 1970’s funk/jazz sounds under a light electro veil Way To The Show and masters a slow-motion rapped R&B My Skin My Lego with Gucci Mane). Solange Knowles provides a sketch, an avant-garde draft more than an accomplished work of art, a unique 39-minute-long composition that is best to be listen to in one go. The album is a powerful and sensual trip that could very likely end up as one of R&B’s top albums of 2019. – Marc Zisman

1. Solange – Things I Imagined
2. Solange – S McGregor (interlude)
3. Solange – Down With the Clique
4. Solange – Way to the Show
5. Solange – Can I Hold the Mic (interlude)
6. Solange – Stay Flo
7. Solange – Dreams
8. Solange – Nothing Without Intention (interlude)
9. Solange – Almeda
10. Solange – Time (is)
11. Solange – My Skin My Logo
12. Solange – We Deal With the Freak’n (intermission)
13. Solange – Jerrod
14. Solange – Binz
15. Solange – Beltway
16. Solange – Exit Scott (interlude)
17. Solange – Sound of Rain
18. Solange – Not Screwed! (interlude)
19. Solange – I’m a Witness