Solange sublimates black aesthetics in the artistic video for “Almeda”, the first single off her new album When I Get Home.
Black men wearing cowboy boots and suits in a corporate office, a man riding a horse, Solange spinning a cowboy hat on her finger, braided hairstyles… Those are some of the things you can see in Solange’s new video “Almeda”. And needless to say they leave a lot of space for symbolism and interpretation, in addition to just being simply beautiful and mind-blowing.
As The Fader put it, “Almeda” is “a futuristic display of Black Houstonian pride presented with geometric precision” and we couldn’t describe it in a better way. The video is an extract from the 33-minute film that the singer released last week as an Apple exclusive, a few hours after When I Get Home dropped. The track, produced by Pharrell Williams, features vocals from The Dream and a short verse by Playboi Carti. With its heavy bass and trap-like atmosphere, it became immediately a fan’s favorite.
Watch it below !