At only seven tracks, the EP True is at best a taste of more to come, and at worst, a mere sample before another four year wait for music releases from Beyonce’s talented hipster baby sister, Solange Knowles.

Produced by Dev Hynes (of Lightspeed Champion and Blood Orange), True is the result of what must have been an incubator of hard work on the part of all involved. It is synthy pop, but the lyrics are classic indie, and well written at that.

Add Solange’s vocals, and the song structures give the record an RnB rhythm. With that kind of musical ability, Chris Taylor’s (of Grizzly Bear) label, Terrible Records is fitting for Solange presently, but soon enough, she may grow too big for it.

Upbeat songs like ‘Losing You’ will be what draws most listeners, but when those listeners start paying attention to the story being told about the distraction and frustration of heartache, they will be hooked.

Dev Hynes’ kinda-not-really-rap at the end of ‘Nothing Ever Seems To Fucking Work’ is truly touching and will speak to your inner adolescent like an awkward but caring friend.

‘Lovers In The Parking Lot’ is the best example of Solange’s vocal talent. Which is beautiful in the most appreciable way, not showy. Like catching a shy girl in a moment of extroversion at her piano when she thinks no one is listening.

Likewise, ‘Locked In Closets’ throws the listener off after four consecutive dance songs and begins what is a sad end of the EP.

Sad not because the songs are not danceable, but because they command your attention because they’re honest or as the EP is fittingly called, True. 

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