Solange Knowles: ‘Once You Open That Door, You Can’t Go Backwards’

by Shine My Crown Staff
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Solange Knowles has opened up about the various challenges she faced while recording her album, “When I Get Home.”

“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. He begin speaking to me. Half the time I didn’t know where it was coming from,” the Houston singer/songwriter wrote.

In 2017, Knowles revealed that she was diagnosed with an autonomic disorder. “Symptoms are wide-ranging and can include problems with the regulation of heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, perspiration, and bowel and bladder functions,” reads the Mayo Clinic’s website. Other symptoms include fatigue, lightheadedness, feeling faint or passing out, weakness and cognitive impairment.

Knowles says that despite her struggles, she will continue to move forward.

“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 sh*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.”

This week, Knowles released a remastered director’s cut of the project, released in honor of its second anniversary.

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