Solange has dropped the video for “Almeda” on YouTube, a visual that’s a part of the 32-minute-long “When I Get Home” film (which is behind an Apple paywall) accompanying the album of the same name.
The song is produced by John Carroll Kirby, Pharrell Williams and Solange and features The-Dream and Playboi Carti though they do not appear in the video.
Directed by Solange, the song celebrates the black American experience, especially as viewed through the cultural lens of Houston, her place of birth. In addition to an all-black cast, lyrics emphasize characteristics and experiences that cannot be stolen from black people. Solange sings,”Brown liquor, brown liquor; Brown skin, brown face; Brown leather, brown sugar; Brown leaves, brown keys; Brown creepers, brown face; Black skin, black braids; Black waves, black days; Black baes, black things; These are black-owned things.”
Notably, “Almeda” features some clips of Ney, an equal parts sexy/artful pole dancer.
Check out the visual below along with a video of Ney from her Instagram feed below.
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Not sure how I found this double handed Superman, but that kind of happens when your pacing yourself and letting your body create the shapes. Moving more slowly, & looking to create better more stable range of motion. Loved the ending honestly, I ran out of transition, flopped laughed & was just really happy about being here. Also forgot to mention, I’m on my period doing alla this in my @shethinx reusable period panties & my @hara_thelabel top. Both are so comfortable and actually are great for pole. I never fall out of either one.