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solange releases director’s cut of ‘when i get home’

December 13, 2019
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Previously premiering at museums across the country, Solange has officially released the full extended director’s cut of her visual project, When I Get Home. Directed and edited by Solange, with contributions by ex-husband Alan Ferguson, Terence Nance, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Ray Tintori the experimental film found the singer back in her hometown of Houston, Texas. Exploring the nature of personal roots and what it means to be home, the short film offers a rare glimpse into Solo’s creative process.

“I think as a young girl I felt this sense of an absence of home—a lot of my early years of my life were spent in tour busses and venues and airports and even paying attention to the architectural language of these spaces—these spaces became my home,” Solange said during a rare interview with Trevor Noah. “I’m trying to create cities on stage. I’m trying to leave behind worlds for young black girls to discover 10 and 20 years from now and I think a lot of that courage comes from seeing and creating work that I wanted to see when I was a young girl.”

Now, with additional scenes and a previously unreleased track, “Dreams (Demo/2)”, you can stream ‘When I Get Home’, in full, below.