October 8th, 2012 1:00am
The Words You Can’t Get From Me
Can you imagine how much it must suck to have to live in the shadow of Beyoncé? Solange can never escape this context, but to her credit, she is not stifled by it. If anything, she’s found a way to flip to her advantage as an artist. Her creative risks are casual, and she can follow her muse without fear of losing her audience or compromising her public persona. She can also express smaller feelings. Whereas everything her sister does ends up being bombastic and intense, Solange is great with nuance and ambiguity. This comes in handy on “Losing You,” in which she nails the feeling of not knowing whether or not she’s upset about her relationship falling apart. You can feel her tip one way or another from line to line and beat to beat, but from a distance, it’s a compelling emotional blur.
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