Solange: Sound of Rain

Released at midnight, Solange’s superb fourth full-length album When I Get Home is a lush sonic exploration. Sprawling across 19 tracks (some of which are just brief interludes) the record is all written, performed and executive produced by Solange, but includes contributions from Dev Hynes, Panda Bear, The-Dream, Earl Sweatshirt and others. The lovely “Sound of Rain” (produced by Solange, Pharrell and John Key) features guest vocals from Abra and Steve Lacy and is downtempo but glittery. The record—which is full of homages to her hometown—blends jazz with neo-soul, zydeco, electronic, hip-hop and so much more; creating something that’s concurrently unfamiliar and undeniably Solange.