We all know Solange is going to give us a culture resetting moment. It's really second nature for the youngest Knowles sister at this point. In 2016, we all stood in awe of how she was able to capture so much of what we feel as Black women on A Seat At The Table. No one knew what she may do next or how she would even begin to measure up to it. Then came When I Get Home, and Solange proved that she was not just the artist of the moment—she is the moment. Dripping in Houston street style, the album was a sonic exploration of creativity at its finest and a precursor to a year that we could never have imagined was coming; however, it was Solange's own battles with health problems and turning a new creative leaf that gave life to this enigmatic body of work.
Solange paid homage to the album and the shadows it was born from on Instagram, saying: "2 year anniversary of the project that literally changed my life. When I first started creating 'When I Get Home' I was quite literally fighting for my life … in and out of hospitals (s/out park plaza on Binz! 🙂 with depleting health and broken spirits asking God to send me a sign I would not only survive, but that if he let me make it out alive, I would step into the light whatever that meant. He began speaking to me. Half the time I didn't know where it was coming from. I only knew I had to open the door and honor it. I didn't see naann a thing I imagined. I didn't know who I was speaking to on "I am a witness." When I listen back, I hear a woman who had only an inkling of what the journey entailed, but didn't have a clue of why or what the journey would look like. This project has shown me, once you open that door, you can't go backwards. Believe me I've tried saying "nah I'm just playing" so many times, ha."
Here a a few of our favorite moments to honor the anniversary of When I Get Home:
WIGH on Tonight Show
Things I Imagine/Down With The Clique
This moment from the album film
There is truly something in that Texas water. May it never dry up.