Beyonce's Little Sister Continues Her Quest 2 b Alt
Solange Knowles, known as Beyonce Knowles' little sister, has recently come under fire for her penetration into the mainstream indie blog rock world. Solange Knowles is in the unfortunate position of living in the shadow of her culturally transcendent older sister, and has to carve out a niche where she can acquire an alternative fan base. This is similar to when an older sister is a popular cheerleader, then the younger sister has to be an alternative free spirit after she fails to be a carbon copy of her older sister. In the embedded video, Solange Knowles joins the Dirty Projectors on stage at what we can only assume is a high paying Fashion Week gig.
Many authentic Dirty Projectors fans are 'outraged', and claimed that Solange's inclusion on this song totally ruins the vibe and hopeful message of the song "Stillness is the Move." In the last 2 minutes of the video, the two female vocalists just 'bullshit/improv' high pitched wails over the some riffs, making it an overall negative listening experience.
In the past Solange Knowles has attempted to brand herself has 'being alt' after multiple on-stage collaborations with Of Montreal.
It is unclear whether the Dirty Projectors and Of Montreal think that they will reach new markets by enabling Solange to perform with them. At this point, most mainstream indie blogs have covered Solange's collaborations with these bands, encouraging readers to be accepting of her foray into the altosphere. Modern music fans are wary of Solange memes. According to wikipedia, Solange parted ways with her mainstream label, Interscope-Geffen-A&M, and will release her next album independently, which demonstrates the importance of blog coverage to her independent biz + press model.
Conspiracy theorists point to several tweets by Pitchfork CEO Ryan Schreiber which indicate that he may be under the Knowles/Jay-Z Family spell.
Do the Dirty Projectors blow with or without Solange Knowles?
Is Solange Knowles 'alt' or are u defensive abt her motives in the alt world?
Is Solange a legitimate, talented product, but shouldn't end up in ur content stream?
Can Solange Knowles hide from her mainstream past?