It is a hard life when you feel like everything that you have ever dreamed of falls right into your lap. However, there comes that point where all that you dreamed of maybe happening for everyone else but yourself. But “When You Get Home”, prayerfully things will become better and you reach the center. Yet what happens if you don’t?
It is more than enough when you are Solange Knowles and the sibling of somebody that the whole entire globe feels is the second coming of greatness. Solange Knowles as the younger sibling of Beyonce Knowles, who also has artistic greatness, maybe overshadowed thanks to the power/hype that your big sister has.
Although Solange has never reached the stratosphere that her older sister Beyonce has, she has released a bevy of albums over the years that have amassed critical acclaim. But it was her 2016 A Seat of The Table record that would begin to open the eyes of every music critic. And it would also become her first number one Billboard 200 charting album.
After the widespread praise that A Seat of The Table received, Knowles began to work on her 2019 follow-up When I Get Home. This album, however, would not be as simple as its predecessor in the form of the creation. It’s been two years, but Solange is admitting that during that time, she was fighting for her life and dealing with health issues.
“When I first started creating ‘When I Get Home,’ I was quite literally fighting for my life,” Solange shared to her fans, “in and out of hospitals … 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,” Knowles shared on Instagram.
Solange went on to elaborate that since health issues, “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. I’m not a big fan of talking about s**t I don’t know yet. I didn’t do much talking during, this time because of that. I’m really down for showing the process and staying quiet when it hasn’t all yet being revealed. I make work to answer questions within me, for survival. Sometimes I am asking myself that same questions many ways. Sometimes it takes me years. I have to honor that time. This Houston ting moves slow, y’all.”
Knowles did not delve deeper into her health issues, but she claims that she may one day hopefully share what she is or has been experiencing. “One day I’ll tell y’all about the days I’ve had since I opened this door. The things I’ve uncovered. The lifelong healing I’ve begun. The great divine joy and love I’ve experienced. The stories of my past I’ve survived that I had stored all up in my body…till it said….no more. The re-learning. The reckoning. This album led me to all of it. Life has now become before WIGH and after WIGH.” She concluded, “I’m so grateful for you guys allowing me the space and time. So so so grateful. Ima be celebrating all week long the coming of home.”
Lets keep uplifting Solange and her health in our prayers.