In honor of Voodoo‘s recent 15th anniversary Solange’s website Saint Heron publishes artists’ written tributes.
D’Angelo‘s fiery return with Black Messiah was such a surprise that it’s forgivable to forget his 2000 classic Voodoo just hit the 15 year mark. Solange Knowles didn’t, and it’s easy to see why once you read her passionate personal essay about the album. Looking back on memories of when she first heard it as a teenager, to watching her young son dance to ‘Devils Pie,’ to dancing to ‘Feel Like Making Love’ at her wedding, the stories she shares make for a loving tribute. And it’s not the only one.
Whatever D’Angelo’s journey back to South Carolina and Virginia encompassed, somehow became my journey too. It delivered me. It spoke for me. It made me feel right around the corner from my ancestors. It help me to understand the woman I wanted to become. Solange