This week, Solange announced and dropped her fourth album, When I Get Home.
With her previous record, 2016's A Seat at the Table, Solange shifted how many music fans saw her. Though she waded into the indiesphere with her Saint record label in 2013, I think she was still largely seen as Beyoncé's little sister with a fledgling pop career. A Seat at the Table changed much of that. It was one of my favorite records of 2016, one that spoke to a certain black experience in America and established her as strong a creator as her sister.
That previous record was released with little forewarning (something the Knowles family seems to be doing as a standard now). The new record was no different. Announced on Thursday, it was released on Friday.
Also announced this week:
Anderson .Paak - Ventura (April 12)
Big Thief - U.F.O.F. (May 3)
Diane Coffee - Internet Arms (April 19)
Emily Reo - Only You Can See It (April 12)
Hatchie - Keepsake (June 21)
John Frusciante - The Empyrean Reissue (March 29)
Kevin Morby - Oh My God (April 26)
Khalid - Free Spirit (April 5)
Lomelda - M for Empathy (out now)
Morrissey - California Son (May 24)
Prince - Ultimate Rave (April 26)
Sebadoh - Act Surprised (May 24)
Sinkane - Dépaysé (May 31)