Solange's new EP is good listening

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Photo - Singer Solange Knowles attends Glamour Magazine's 22nd annual "Women of the Year Awards" at Carnegie Hall on Monday Nov. 12, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Singer Solange Knowles attends Glamour Magazine's 22nd annual "Women of the Year Awards" at Carnegie Hall on Monday Nov. 12, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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Solange's new seven-track EP is a fine collection of smooth songs that will continue to help the singer find her spot in the music world outside of sister Beyonce's immense shadow.

The EP is the follow-up to 2008's "Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams," a wonderfully crafted retro-soul adventure. Solange continues with that sound on "True," collaborating with British musician Devonte Hynes, who has also worked with the Chemical Brothers and Diana Vickers.

The album finds the 26-year-old singing about a relationship that hasn't really worked out. The lead single and opening track, "Losing You," kicks off things terrifically with its odd (but amazing) beat and Solange's dreamy vocals. Each song flows easily into the next, making the EP easy listening and addictive.

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'True EP'
» Artist: Solange
» Label: Terrible Records
» Price: $7.99

At times, Solange is a vocal tease: She starts songs lightly and often adds enjoyable riffs near the end of the tracks. That's especially true on "Lovers in the Parking Lot," and it's a voice worth listening to.

Check out this track: "Lovers in the Parking Lot" is oh-so-good.

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