Tinashe

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I only had one request for Tinashe’s “All Hands on Deck” video: I just wanted dancing. Tons of dancing.

And that’s exactly what the singer delivered, along with a some killer outfits.

Tinashe and her dancers take over an abandoned shipyard in the video for her latest single from her 2014 debut album Aquarius.

If you’ve seen a live performance of this single, you’ll likely recognize the choreography, but that doesn’t make the new release any less entertaining.

Watch the video and share your thoughts below! Continue reading

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Tinashe fans are having a good week. First the singer released a moody Dev Hynes-collaboration, then the extremely confusing music video for her latest single “Pretend” and now she’s placed her full-length debut album online for fans to stream ahead of it’s Oct. 7 release date.

The album features 18 tracks, including five interludes, one outro and Tinashe’s hit single “2 On.”

Will the album prove that the newcomer has what it takes to make it?

Stream the album over on iTunes Radio (here) and share your initial thoughts below!

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It looks like Tinashe’s debut album Aquarius is going to have something for everyone. After finding success with the party anthem “2 On” and releasing the sexy A$AP Rocky-assisted “Pretend,” the singer is moving in a moodier direction with “Bet.”

The new release features a crunchy guitar solo from Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange), an intricate production that sounds like it would’ve fit right in on FKA Twigs’ latest album and vocals from Tinashe that bounce between airy adlibs to more poignant belts.

“Pay no mind to what the doubters all say. I’m gone be around forever, always. You can bet on it,” she sings.

Tinashe was one of many artists to perform at Centennial Park yesterday (Sunday, Sept. 28) for the last day of Outkast’s ATLast festival (Read my review of Saturday’s show here).

Aquarius will be released on Oct. 7

Update: Tinashe just released the video for “Pretend.” In the visuals, she shares a love connection with her friend (played by A$AP Rocky) despite the fact that she is in a relationship with someone else. Continue reading

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Tinashe’s debut album Aquarius may actually be a solid effort.

The singer has amped up the promotion in support of the forthcoming project’s Oct. 3 release date and that includes the release of “Pretend.” The atmospheric cut features slapping snares and Tinashe trading in her party girl image to play the emotional lover. “When I’m looking for love I pretend it’s you. A love that never ends. I pretend it’s you that I’m in love with,” she sings over the sparse production before A$AP Rocky joins her for a verse.

The cool thing about Tinashe is she has a fun image and can dance so fans are usually treated to energetic performances in addition to the good music.

I’m still not sure it’s enough to guarantee her spot in the industry for the long haul, but it’s enough to keep people’s attention while she continues to plead her case. Continue reading

Tinashe performs "2 On" The Wendy Williams Show

Tinashe performs “2 On” The Wendy Williams Show

Tinashe stopped by The Wendy Williams Show recently to perform her popular single “2 On.” The newcommer didn’t bring out collaborator Schoolboy Q, but she did showcase a few of the fun dance moves from the song’s music video.

The single and choreography are seriously so infectious. It’s like I love it more with each new listen/performance.

Tinashe is currently planning to release her debut album Aquarius later this year. Continue reading

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If you’re growing tired of Tinashe’s “2 On,” you may be happy to know the singer has teamed up with TV on the Radio’s David Sitek as a part of Dr. Pepper’s One of a Kind Studio Sessions. The two created “Xylaphone” for Sitek’s new EP At Any Cost.

The singer handles the vocals for the melodic cut while Sitek takes on the woozy production.

Tinashe is continuing to build her fanbase as she prepares to release her debut album later this year.

Listen to and download “Xylaphone” below. Continue reading