It’s not right, but Solange Knowles is almost always discussed in the context of her famous older sister, Beyoncé. The truth is, Solange, who also performs under her first name, is the anti-Beyoncé. Whether by design or happenstance, that was a smart decision. There’s little overlap in their artistic arcs.
Where her sister is regal and larger than life, Solange presents herself as down to earth, one of us. Instead of chasing Top 40 hits, she has cut her own path collaborating with indie-rock bands such as Dirty Projectors and recently released “True,” an EP of sly, streamlined R&B molded by producer Dev Hynes.