Tinashe - Aquarius (out October 7 2014)

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No thread for her yet? Talked about a bit in the Rolling R&B threads. 3 excellent mix tapes in 2012-13. Acclaimed early-2014 single ("2 On"). Proper debut album out in October. Latest single is "Pretend," with A$AP Rocky:

https://soundcloud.com/tinashenow/tinashe-pretend-featuring-aap-rocky/

MaudAddam (cryptosicko), Sunday, 24 August 2014 14:34 (three years ago) Permalink

"Pretend" is just heavenly. Highest hopes for this album.

Evan R, Sunday, 24 August 2014 22:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Yes, looking forward to this. Haven't checked out her tapes at all.

MikoMcha, Monday, 25 August 2014 07:09 (three years ago) Permalink

the last tape was pretty bad aside from "vulnerable" - which katy b later reworked into something more transcendent anyway.

uxorious gazumping (monotony), Monday, 25 August 2014 07:41 (three years ago) Permalink

this new song is awful

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 25 August 2014 14:07 (three years ago) Permalink

"now i admit that i was fucking with a kid" is a line that could've been rewritten imo

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:06 (three years ago) Permalink

it reminds me of something specifically i can't put my finger on but more generally it's pretty superior morose rainy day r&b à la brandy's afrodisiac

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:08 (three years ago) Permalink

The Rocky verse in particular is very De La Soul/Teenage Fanclub

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOmdg3epcic

Evan R, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 14:00 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

that asap rocky song is still trash but this is dope http://www.thefader.com/2014/09/15/tinashe-feels-like-vegas

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 September 2014 15:34 (three years ago) Permalink

"It begs for a Wiz Khalifa guest verse"

lol foh Fader writers

Herbie Handcock (Murgatroid), Monday, 15 September 2014 16:12 (three years ago) Permalink

aw I like that A$AP track

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 September 2014 16:16 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah "Pretend" is great. Weird hearing Stargate become Noah "40" Shebib on this Vegas track tho

Evan R, Monday, 15 September 2014 16:18 (three years ago) Permalink

2 On > Pretend > Heaven or Las Vegas

They're all great though.

Herbie Handcock (Murgatroid), Monday, 15 September 2014 16:18 (three years ago) Permalink

idh why j0rdan hates "pretend", i'd've thought it was totally in his wheelhouse

lex pretend, Monday, 15 September 2014 16:19 (three years ago) Permalink

*idg

lex pretend, Monday, 15 September 2014 16:19 (three years ago) Permalink

it's like R&B as written by linda perry -- i'm good

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 September 2014 16:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Heaven or Las Vegas

interesting slip

een, Monday, 15 September 2014 16:40 (three years ago) Permalink

haha i was about to say

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 September 2014 16:42 (three years ago) Permalink

although it's easier to imagine Jhene Aiko singing "Heaven or Las Vegas"

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 September 2014 16:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Uhh, that was quite intentional.

Herbie Handcock (Murgatroid), Monday, 15 September 2014 16:43 (three years ago) Permalink

Pretend is hot garbage

deej loaf (D-40), Monday, 15 September 2014 18:10 (three years ago) Permalink

Also Matthew trammel is a good writer I don't think he nec. meant the wiz thing as a compliment

deej loaf (D-40), Monday, 15 September 2014 18:11 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah as a neutral statement i agree w/ him

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 September 2014 18:41 (three years ago) Permalink

The song definitely needs something imo... there's a lot of space there it doesn't know how to fill

Evan R, Monday, 15 September 2014 18:48 (three years ago) Permalink

xps guess that was a lil too subtle for me, Herbie Handcock

een, Monday, 15 September 2014 19:08 (three years ago) Permalink

meh these non-"2 on" songs are boring, not sure she will ever get interesting ime

dyl, Monday, 15 September 2014 22:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Are y'all about to pull a Jessie Ware/Imagine It Was Us on this woman and constantly judge every new track by how it stacks up against the one song in her discography that was actually atypical of her usual sound?

Greer, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 01:14 (three years ago) Permalink

feel like jessie ware's recent output has been judged against far more than "imagine it was us"

idk, i guess i'm still checking for tinashe. i cherrypicked some of her mixtape tracks & like a few of em. just not v excited for this album yet.

dyl, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 02:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Jessie ware is dope, this is trash. easy

deej loaf (D-40), Tuesday, 16 September 2014 03:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Are y'all about to pull a Jessie Ware/Imagine It Was Us on this woman and constantly judge every new track by how it stacks up against the one song in her discography that was actually atypical of her usual sound?

― Greer

it's a slow night

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 16 September 2014 03:05 (three years ago) Permalink

i'm with j0rdan that linda perry doing r&b sounds most unwelcome, but i don't really see what "pretend" has to do with that. just sounds in the lane of all the other songs this year aiming to sound a bit like deep brandy album cuts off afrodisiac

don't think either new one is a patch on "2 on" (obv) and i hope it's not all in this vein but they're def better than anything from her mixtape days, i could see them clicking into place in album context

lex pretend, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 10:16 (three years ago) Permalink

The more I hear from this album the less sense I have of what it's trying to be. This is track 2 from the record, and its pacing and long, wonky guitar outro spit in the face of album sequencing best practices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftB-DccfZkY

Evan R, Monday, 29 September 2014 14:00 (three years ago) Permalink

Awesome!

MikoMcha, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:36 (three years ago) Permalink

Stream doesn't work, blogs keep posting it anyway.

Greer, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:18 (three years ago) Permalink

Content above all!

lex pretend, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:18 (three years ago) Permalink

it's a pretty solid album

snrub goin up on a tuesday (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:28 (three years ago) Permalink

it feels very zeitgeisty in a contained way

snrub goin up on a tuesday (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:28 (three years ago) Permalink

that's vague

it feels zeitgeisty in that it tracks along post-drake, post-aaliyah is a goddess R&B but not like fka twigs or something where it's *all* about that

insofar as it's an album with inherent commercial motivations that still manages to sound 'hip' it feels perhaps even more idiosyncratic and considered than something like twigs where the aesthetic is really the meat of the album

snrub goin up on a tuesday (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:31 (three years ago) Permalink

not that the two need to be pitted against each other or anything -- i like the twigs album a lot too

could swap jhene aiko out w/ twigs and i think the argument still holds

snrub goin up on a tuesday (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:31 (three years ago) Permalink

I am very curious to hear this. does the stream not work for anyone? soundcloud told me it was because I was in the wrong country

rob, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Everything else on her soundcloud plays for me except the album stream.

Greer, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:46 (three years ago) Permalink

About halfway through, and am enjoying this - Aquarius seems like a really suitable title, given the full on shiny, aquatic dub sonics and subsumptive dynamics. And, ah, pan-pipes.

MikoMcha, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:25 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, those pan-pipes...

Also about halfway through, also enjoying it.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:26 (three years ago) Permalink

it feels zeitgeisty in that it tracks along post-drake, post-aaliyah is a goddess R&B but not like fka twigs or something where it's *all* about that

what? the strength of the twigs album is that the pre-release narrative about that aesthetic is a gigantic red herring b/c it's not that relevant to the album, which feels like it's in another lineage entirely. it's got tinges of r&b about it but certainly not the real zeitgeisty sad-drake-r&b/glacial-aaliyah-vibes sort, and it's a v minor component anyway

lex pretend, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 18:10 (three years ago) Permalink

How Many Times is amazing.

Greer, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 18:11 (three years ago) Permalink

The stream I think is UK only but it worked for me using hola.

uxorious gazumping (monotony), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 21:22 (three years ago) Permalink

oh thank you, I recently moved to Canada from the US and have been meaning to figure out a good vpn

rob, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 23:51 (three years ago) Permalink

Man, I love the end of Bet, with the final thick chord, and then the guitar solo playing that little riff, which then becomes the bass-riff on Cold Sweat.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 00:25 (three years ago) Permalink

Half-expect Enya-sample from Ready or Not to drop at the start of Bet.

The best parts of this record recall Aaliyah's s/t slowjams.

It's crazy long tho, reminds me of Goldenheart that way - could have been a bit more concise.

MikoMcha, Thursday, 2 October 2014 06:59 (three years ago) Permalink

have a cynical suspicion that that only ever got greenlit cos of the running man challenge

r|t|c, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 10:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Sevyn w/Terius >>> Tinashe w/Terius

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 10:37 (one year ago) Permalink

this is the thread where we discuss matters pertaining to the terius that accompanies the "End of R&B in Music" - 2016

r|t|c, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 10:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Tinashe really needs a forward thinking pop producer - 2 On was peak Mustard, but bringing Terius back just isn't the way to go.
What's becoming painfully obvious is that she only knows how to write two songs: the one where she's waiting for something to happen and the one where she's excited that it's kind of happening or trying to make it happen.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 11:29 (one year ago) Permalink

have a cynical suspicion that that only ever got greenlit cos of the running man challenge

― r|t|c, Tuesday, November 8, 2016 3:29 AM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

def

Spottie, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 16:52 (one year ago) Permalink

nobody wants to hear songs about things that did happen

j., Tuesday, 8 November 2016 17:31 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah that post rly is premier water torture arguing

r|t|c, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 17:49 (one year ago) Permalink

i just stared at it for a while like whuh... buh...

r|t|c, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 17:50 (one year ago) Permalink

qualified exception for songs about things that didn't happen

j., Tuesday, 8 November 2016 17:54 (one year ago) Permalink

but not from tinashe!!!!

j., Tuesday, 8 November 2016 17:54 (one year ago) Permalink

you want a song about stuff that happened? maybe you should check out a little tune called "we didn't start the fire"

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 18:38 (one year ago) Permalink

If you like super love you'll love tink - wet aquafina

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 20:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Let me rephrase that. A huge chunk of her songs are either about trying to get off in some way, impatience at not getting there fast enough or flat out frustration when it doesn't happen. It's all there on Aquarius from the great "get ratchet, go dumb then go more dumb then / we can keep it lit, let's roll" until the album ends with an orgasmic thunderstorm. But as her career's been stalling the sense of inertia and frustration has become all the more pervasive, and on Nightride her "and I know how to get there, don't follow me" lines just sound less convincing, with no release in sight.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 20:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Thread is way underrating Nightride imo. It sounds beautiful and really opens up and reveals itself after a few listens.

Evan R, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 21:55 (one year ago) Permalink

The Terius "Mr. Yeah" coda tacked onto the end of "Company" is pretty unncessary

Evan R, Thursday, 10 November 2016 15:12 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://twitter.com/Tinashe/status/827251204681986048

fundraising for the aclu

<3

j., Thursday, 2 February 2017 20:52 (one year ago) Permalink

don't know if it's just finally seeing the video which really brings it to life but I had grossly underestimated how great "Company" is

boxedjoy, Saturday, 4 February 2017 15:04 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I mean, it's fine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eB4EGjusrc

Fluffy Saint-Bernard (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 16 March 2017 19:56 (one year ago) Permalink

i think she prob needs to break up w/ her label and skip to the part where she's the next carly rae jepsen.

She tried taking Jordan's advice but did it wrong :(

This is dire

Evan R, Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:33 (one year ago) Permalink

yes do not listen to this : /

j., Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:45 (one year ago) Permalink

seriously ?

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:46 (one year ago) Permalink

hahahaha wow this is completely nondescript

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Thursday, 16 March 2017 21:11 (one year ago) Permalink

I feel like this was originally written for Jordin Sparks or something

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Thursday, 16 March 2017 21:12 (one year ago) Permalink

The secret to appropriating 80s pop is you need to sound like you enjoy 80s pop. She did not get that memo.

Evan R, Thursday, 16 March 2017 22:54 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

The video embed is dead, but I assume this revive was about Flame?

I'm just now listening to it, and I mostly agree with the lukewarm assessment, but that low end is riiiiiich.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 29 July 2017 03:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

I can't remember if I even listened to that^ but the new one is...not bad?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAh7jTAkCKc

rob, Sunday, 21 January 2018 15:59 (six months ago) Permalink

youtube telling me that "up next" is Cassie with the message "Don't Play It Safe" is pretty lol

rob, Sunday, 21 January 2018 16:01 (six months ago) Permalink

wow i am actually wearing my tinashe shirt rn, what a serendipitous treat

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 01:34 (six months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

this one is good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS2MW3YIJew

They really need to pin down a date for an album release though. The false starts are becoming extremely tiresome.

monotony, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 23:10 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's the first one I've liked in a while. If it's a hit, they'll go with it, I guess. If not, false start.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:53 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

A release date. Still no tracklist but I can't imagine "Flame" actually being on this thing

The wait is over. JOYRIDE 4•13 pic.twitter.com/js2huaHp9k

— TINASHE (@Tinashe) March 16, 2018

Evan R, Friday, 16 March 2018 21:27 (four months ago) Permalink

that cover art is stunning

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 22:41 (four months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

midnight!

j., Friday, 13 April 2018 01:24 (three months ago) Permalink

i am apprehensive

j., Friday, 13 April 2018 01:24 (three months ago) Permalink

it's...fine. the little dragon collaboration is nice

monotony, Friday, 13 April 2018 03:00 (three months ago) Permalink

fine is not fine

j., Friday, 13 April 2018 03:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Fine is never fine.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 13 April 2018 06:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Wonder if anybody recognized the irony in naming an album so mechanical and pleasureless Joyride. That effortless airlessness of Aquarius is completely gone; these tracks are all so severe and unflattering. Kind of impressive that she as uncomfortable on the album's forced pop numbers as she does on the overbearing arty stuff, though.

Evan R, Friday, 13 April 2018 14:27 (three months ago) Permalink

"Salt" is the one song she truly claims as her own, but it just kind of highlights how awkward everything else is.

Evan R, Friday, 13 April 2018 14:34 (three months ago) Permalink

lol this album is 35 minutes long

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 16 April 2018 15:02 (three months ago) Permalink

almost 37!

but that includes 2:43 worth of intro and interlude filler

i don't know if i can bring myself to listen to it again

j., Monday, 16 April 2018 15:35 (three months ago) Permalink

At her album release party in New York City, Tinashe performed four songs—all of which had already been released, including “2 On” and “All Hands On Deck,” another single from 2014’s Aquarius. There was little pause between songs; at the end, she said into the microphone, “My album drops at midnight, so go buy that shit.” No further commentary or deeper insight into the album’s creation, despite the fact that the first teaser for the album was released in September of 2015, and those who have stuck by her side have anxiously awaited it.

She recently promoted the album with a performance of “No Drama” on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, where she received a standing ovation. Still, first week sales projections for Joyride are hovering around 20,000 units. Unfortunately for everyone who is still rooting for Tinashe, it appears her time has passed—we can’t wait around forever.

http://www.complex.com/music/2018/04/where-did-tinashe-go-wrong

Evan R, Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:52 (two months ago) Permalink

No further commentary or deeper insight into the album’s creation, despite the fact that the first teaser for the album was released in September of 2015, and those who have stuck by her side have anxiously awaited it.

i loathe sentences like this

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 26 April 2018 15:59 (two months ago) Permalink

that sentence is a mess, but I think the point that she doesn't seem especially passionate about her own album holds

I almost respect her honesty—no point pretending the album was a passion project and the record she'd always dreamed of making when it clearly wasn't—but it's like if she isn't excited about the work how is anybody else supposed to be

Evan R, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Her response to the piece was graceful and personable, but I think the lack of a defense of the music itself speaks volumes

I’m healthy, my bills are paid, my family is happy. Still booking shows, still making art, still minding my business, still hating Donald Trump.... I’m thriving 🙌🏽

— TINASHE (@Tinashe) April 26, 2018

Evan R, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:16 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Aquarius is so amazing

Ross, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 14:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Some serious bullshit in this thread about what tinashe needs to be etc, scrub it

Ross, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 14:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

What else is good other than this? New to her music

No angel came (Ross), Friday, 20 July 2018 17:40 (three days ago) Permalink

she pretty much only has one good album, is the problem

J0rdan S., Friday, 20 July 2018 17:46 (three days ago) Permalink

amethyst ep

j., Friday, 20 July 2018 18:05 (three days ago) Permalink


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