When I Get Home is Solange’s fourth studio album, released on March 1, 2019.
The album is a love-letter to Solange’s home town, Houston, Texas, and is narrated by various African-American women whom she grew up with. The album is a mixture of R&B, the Houston style of ‘chopped and screwed’ hip-hop, and cosmic jazz.
The album was first announced on October 15, 2018, in an interview with the New York Times Style Magazine. In the interview, Solange gave a brief description of the album’s sound:
There is a lot of jazz at the core…But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle.
In anticipation of the album’s release, the home page on Solange’s website directed to blackplanet.com/solange/, where she released teaser visuals on her profile. She also created a hotline using the phone number from Houston rapper Mike Jones’ 2005 song “Back Then” to share snippets and information about the album.
When I Get Home features a wide range of collaborators including big names such as Pharrell and Tyler, the Creator, underground artists such as ABRA and Standing on the Corner and even experimental pop artist Panda Bear of Animal Collective fame.
On the day of the album’s release, Solange also announced a companion film to When I Get Home on her Twitter. The film was made available exclusively on Apple Music.