Friday, December 28, 2012

Know(les) it all

Finally, a Knowles I can stomach. Stuck in the role of "little sister" to glamazon Beyonce Knowles, Solange's accomplishments may seem to have gone unacclaimed and unnoticed. At the ripe ol' age of 26, however, she has released two albums with major labels, been signed by Next Model Management, been nominated for Celebrity DJ of the Year by The Golden Spin Awards, appeared in several films and television shows, and been honored by the American Society of Culture Critics for her contributions to music and fashion. Chew on that, big sis. She's also gotten married, had a child, and been divorced. But I'm not sure that fits into the "accomplishment" category.
Her latest release, EP True, is the first EP for the singer and her first release under the indie label Terrible Records. Consider it an amuse-bouche to the artist's third studio album, currently in progress. In any case, don't fret -- the first single off True should tide you over. Solange has finally discovered her sound. Who would believe that her sound ended up being a revisit to eighties new wave? Call me an '80's baby all you want -- I'm into it. Lucky for us, she not only found her sound, she lost her pants. With legs like hers, you won't hear me complaining. I just wonder how the locals of Cape Town felt about it...
True is available digitally as of November 27th and set for CD/vinyl release on January 8th.
Happy New Year all. May 2013 bring you sweet love and great music.