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Solange Knowles Gets Another Moment: New Album Coming Out Nov. 27

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Solange Knowles Gets Another Moment: New Album Coming Out Nov. 27

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As Beyonce’s little sister, Solange is in the best position to explore her own creativity: No one expects her to be nearly as successful as Queen Bey, so she’s got a little more leeway to play with different sounds and aesthetics rather than having to keep the sponsors in mind. (Her dalliances with indie rock, for example, while Beyonce has to be content watching from the side.) Earlier this month, she released “Losing You,” a slice of funky pop that floats around subtler emotional territory than we’d expect to hear from her sister. (Not to keep comparing them, or to judge Solange against Beyonce; it’s just that they make a convenient photographic contrast in approaches toward R&B.) The high of that track’s warm success will be continued when she releases a new album, True, in just a month—released on a label run by a member of Grizzly Bear, it also features songwriting credits from indie tastemakers like Ariel Reichstadt and Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes. Which means we might be given a little more to hold onto than just a perfect single, and who wouldn’t want that?