Label: Saint Records, Sony

Where does Solange go next? She stepped out of her big sister Beyonce's shadow in 2012, establishing herself as a sort-of indie-rock pop star with the back-lit R&B of her EP True. Things were looking up. But she has since had a falling out with her producer Dev Hynes of Blood Orange, who expanded on the sound they'd created with his own superb album, Cupid Deluxe. Solange is now with Sony, back in the major label machine that once spit her out. But she’s returning with a stronger voice and identity, and that can only bode well. —Jordan Sargent

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