Fresh off the release of her new album When I Get Home, Solange debuts an interdisciplinary performance art film of the same name.
The stunning 33-minute visual—directed and edited by Solange with contributing directors Alan Ferguson, Terence Nance, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Ray Tintori—is a magical journey through Houston’s Third Ward. Soundtracked by the album, Solange pays homage to her culturally rich hometown. Starting with “Things I Imagined,” she dances in a shimmering fringe dress and dons a black cowboy hat and suit during “Down with the Clique.”
In between scenes of a rodeo and baptism, Solange dances in front of her web cam. Famed internet stripper Aziah “Zola” Wells also makes a cameo, dancing on a pole and dragging a spaceship control panel through the desert. The Western-themed spectacular caps off with an animated sequence.
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“The film is an exploration of origin, asking the question how much of ourselves do we bring with us versus leave behind in our evolution,” reads a press release. “The artist returned to Third Ward Houston to answer this.”
Solange released her fourth album, the follow-up to 2016’s A Seat at the Table, without much warning on Friday, featuring contributions from Gucci Mane, Playboi Carti, Devin the Dude, The-Dream, Tyler, the Creator, Cassie, Earl Sweatshirt, Metro Boomin, and more.
On Sunday, Solange will present a When I Get Home album experience at various locations across Houston’s Third Ward.