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Solange Releases New Album ‘When I Get Home’ - The Color Brief March 4

Solange Releases New Album ‘When I Get Home’ - The Color Brief March 4

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Solange released her new album, When I Get Home, at midnight on Friday, March 1.  The intimate album is a celebration of her hometown, Houston.

A few days prior, the album was teased via a page of videos and images on the social media network Black Planet.  Speculation ramped up that a new release was on the way and those rumors were confirmed via Solange’s official social media accounts.

When I Get Home was accompanied by a 33-minute art film, which features several vignettes, including a 3-D animated sequence and scenes featuring black cowboys.  The film is currently available exclusively on Apple Music.

The album’s list of collaborators reads like a who’s who of black music, including Blood Orange, Pharrell Williams, Metro Boomin’, Gucci Mane, and Raphael Saddiq, to name a few.

On Sunday, Solange livestreamed a discussion with writer and curator Antwaun Sargent, in which she discussed the influences behind her latest work.

Solange’s new album is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed, Grammy-winning A Seat At The Table.

In other news… 

Solange’s hairstylist Kendall Dorsey was profiled on out.com the day of the album release. He spoke about being contacted to work on the project, and also discussed church and the ballroom scene.

Cardi B and Bruno Mars have released a video for their new collaboration, “Please Me”.  The clip has racked up 29 million views in just 3 days.

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