Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Solange expands on new EP

Solange Knowles, younger sister of Beyoncé has always been forced to live in her sister's shadow. Despite the fact that Solange is not similar to her sister musically and that she is more original than her sister. Her last album had a truly phenomenal song in "Sancastle Disco." The old school soul sounds of her sophomore album should have made her a star. Yet Solange rarely gets acknowledged as a credible musician.
Her first EP True is sure to change that. The album takes the soul sounds of Knowles' previous work and adds in new wave and indie pop to the mix. This results in some great songs. The first single "Losing You" is a new wave masterpiece. Other album highlights include "Some Things Never Seem to Fucking Work" and "Lovers in the Park" mix her new wave sounds with R&B.
Another highlight is the new wave ballad "Bad Girls (Verdine Version)." The song features smooth synth grooves with some great guitar work. Also "Locked in the Closet" and "Don't Let Me Down" are all up to par. Every song on this EP is great. This release really shows that Solange is so much more than a subpar version of her sister. She is a completely different artist. Where Beyoncé copies from those that came before her, Solange melds old things together to form something new. That is the difference. Hopefully True can bring the world's attention to Solange. With a new album out this year mainstream success can be just around the corner for this soulful songstress.

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