Tinashe is a rising R&B artist. The “Black Water” artist signed to RCA in July of 2012.
The album is named after her zodiac sign. “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q made it to Billboard’s Hot 100 Top 40. Her album, “Aquarius” is set for release on October 7th Preorder is available via iTunes.
One of my favorite tracks off the album is “Pretend” featuring Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky. The track is relatable to teens and young women because of the love narrative. She talks about a love which has been lost but makes you “want to pretend” that it never ended.
“Feels Like Vegas” has a different beat compared to “2 On”. It is more slow to share an intimate experience (in relation to the lyrics). Track similarities can be found on her mixtapes: ‘Black Water’ (“Stunt”), ‘Reverie’ (“Ecstasy”) and ‘In Case We Die’ (“Stumble”).
For new listeners, Tinashe’s mixtapes can be found here.
Here is “Pretend” from Tinashe’s SoundCloud.