Who Is Solange? Learn About Beyoncé’s Sister and Her Album, ‘When I Get Home’
Beyoncé isn’t the only talented Knowles sister. Solange is a Grammy-award winning artist known for her heartfelt lyrics and fashion. In 2019, Solange released her full-length album, When I Get Home, earning millions of streams on Spotify and admiration from fans. Learn more about Solange and her music, here.
Solange created the award-winning album ‘A Seat at the Table’
In 2016, Solange released her album A Seat at the Table. With songs like “Cranes in the Sky “and “Don’t Touch My Hair,” Solange created a space for herself in the R&B music world, earning the Grammy for Best R&B
“Over the last couple of years I’ve thought a lot about origin,” Solange said in an interview with i-D. “How much we’ve taken with us versus how much we’ve left behind and a lot of that had to do with coming home and working out the answer to that spiritually through and around me. Coming off my last shows performing A Seat at the Table, my body was not responding how I wanted it to, and I think it’s interesting how your body can tell you what you need to do at a present time.”
Due to an autonomic disorder, Solange took a step back from performing. Still, she managed to perform during Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella performance, featured in Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé. Additionally, the artist released her album, When I Get Home.
Solange premiered ‘When I Get Home’ in 2019 and appeared in Beyoncé’s Coachella performance
In 2019, the artist released another album, this one entitled When I Get Home. Instantly, songs like “Stay Flo” and “Almeda” became favorites among fans, earning over 10 million plays each on Spotify. In an interview with i-D, Solange discussed her writing process and inspirations.
“I really wanted to create a space for joy and expression,” the artist said. “My last record was deeply personal, but it was no secret that I was working through a lot of s***. I was carrying a lot of weight and even though that’s something that doesn’t go away, I also feel like a lot of answers felt more inward this time and not outward. A Seat At The Table was composition, a thesis, and a healing experience, but I couldn’t ask the world to be involved in the answers I needed for this project. I just needed to live in it.”
What’s next for Solange?
She’s been nominated for the NAACP Image Award; she won a Grammy, she even danced backup for Destiny’s Child — what’s next for Solange Knowles? In July, the artist had select screenings for her film When I Get Home. On Instagram, fans can see her getting ready for live shows and promoting her record.