Solange stepped out of her big sister’s shadow some time ago, but with this year’s soulful slow-burner True, she’s finally hitting the big time. Last night she dropped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform a spot-on rendition of the album’s first cut “Losing You,” which was every bit as buoyant as her loose-fitting emerald green ensemble. Wearing big, bouffant hair and a sultry look, she slipped into diva mode, purring into the mic as if singing to the lost love himself as she twisted her hips. And with help from True producer Dev Hynes (of Blood Orange) on guitar and Charlift’s Patrick Wimberly on drums, the ’80s prom theme was readily felt, and even welcomed by cheering fans.
True is out now on Terrible Records.