As you may have heard, Solange Knowles has gone divorced herself from her long locks in favor of a shaved head. The motive is still unclear, but considering how gorgeous her mane was, it’s not a great style choice. But you can still enjoy Beyoncé’s sister as you remember her in her videos, the best of which is “T.O.N.Y.” The track is from her 2008 album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, and it a completely underrated slice of neo-soul.
Based on Solange’s career so far, you’d never know that her sister was the world’s #1 R&B diva. She’s put out two excellent but undervalued albums that really surf the edgy side of pop music. They shift from hip-hop grooves to jazzy soul numbers to rock interludes and back again on a dime, so they’re not exactly easy listening. Still, wouldn’t you think that her big sis would give her a leg up once in a while?
“T.O.N.Y.” is a perfect jam that lets Solange’s silky voice float on top of a bed of groovy piano and loose bebop percussion. While you’re at it, enjoy the clip for “Sandcastle Disco” as well.