Solange Knowles recently opened up to her fans up about a life altering experience she endured within her career, while also revealing that she was “fighting for her life” in the midst of recording her last album!
Earlier this month the Texas native celebrated the official two-year-anniversary of her beloved project, When I Get Home, released in 2019.
Solange took to social media to thank her fans within a lengthy caption while also noting personal occurrences in her life she went through at the time the album was released.
“2 year anniversary of the project that literally changed my life 🖤 When I first started creating “When I Get Home” I was quite literally fighting for my life…in and out of hospitals (s/out park plaza on Binz! 🙂 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,” reads the Instagram caption.
“He begin speaking to me. Half the time I didn’t know where it was coming from. I only knew I had to open the door and honor it. I didn’t see naann a thing I imagined. I didn’t know who I was speaking to on “I am a witness”. When I listen back, I hear a woman who had only an inkling of what the journey entailed, but didn’t have a clue of why or what the journey would look like. This project has shown me, once you open that door, you can’t go backwards.”
The caption continues, “Believe me I’ve tried saying “nah I’m just playing” so many times, ha. I’m not a big fan of talking about shit 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.”
Though Solange didn’t state specific details at the time, she went on to tell fans that she would eventually discuss further but continued to speak on how sacred the album was to her.⠀
“I make work to answer questions within me, for survival. Sometimes I am asking myself that same question many ways. Sometimes it takes me years. I have to honor that time. This Houston ting moves slow y’all. One day, I’ll tell y’all about the days I’ve had since I opened this door. The things I’ve uncovered. The life long healing I’ve begin. 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. 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 🖤,” Solange concludes.