It’s been a decade since Beyonce‘s little sister, Solange, rightly walked into the shadow of the Knowles lineage with her debut pop nugget, Solo Star, that despite production sparkles from everyone from Timbaland and her older sister, fell off the charts in a quick five weeks, and was dropped from Columbia Records. “There is this guy that I’m digging/What I’ve been lookin’ for don’t know where to begin,” she layered out over the cluttered beat of first single, “Feelin’ You Part II.”

But in the meantime, Solange has incubated an unprecedented cool that has blossomed into a defining R&B moment here, where the glitz of the trance and synth slaps happening to the rest of the genre may as well exist in a vacuum. Granted this wouldn’t be possible without her alignment with co-writer/producer Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion, Blood Orange), who made the True EP a reality. But the struggle for her to ditch the course she was on is just as important. Or as Fader points out in infographic form, the 26-year-old tried 1000 different lives “on for size when she was a girl, according to ‘Locked in Closets‘.”

Opposite Solo Star‘s first statement, True ditches all cheesy shackles of pop, and moves into Grimes and Frank Ocean territory. “Losing You,” is a giant step for both Hynes and Solange, skipping over all the amateur pining of adolescence for sentiments still simple, but kaleidoscoped with chillwave key work and an ex-lover tale that’ll never grow old:

Tell me the truth boy, am I losing you for good
We use to kiss all night but now it’s just no use
I don’t know why I fight it, clearly we are through
Tell me the the truth boy, am I losing you for good