Tinashe announces new album

Tinashe may have wrapped up the promo and visuals for Aquarius with last night’s double video for “Bet / Feels Like Vegas” and follows that up today with the announcement of album #2 — JOYRIDE.

Producers said to have contributed: Hit-Boy, Boi-1da, Max Martin, and Dr. Luke. Watch the throwback 70s grain in the new trailer above. Hot beat so far too.

(Forgot to mention in the video post last night that the 720p60f setting is so smooth. I love seeing that for bball highlights, it worked well for Tinashe, and I hope it becomes the norm.)

Tinashe “Bet / Feels Like Vegas”

Tinashe found the only time L.A. doesn’t seem to have any traffic (1:48am to be exact) under a cool tunnel I’ve definitely seen in a movie as the time and setting for her seductive new double visual.

And by seductive, I mean it’s Tinashe in tight workout gear stretching, dancing, and just overall looking into your soul through the camera. She looks great, but for 6 minutes I’m thinking there could have been even more to the visuals. The songs work for me too though so it’s well worth both your eyes and ears. Aquarius should definitely have been in your ears by now anyway.

Nardwuar vs. Tinashe

Nardwuar links up with Tinashe in his native Vancouver, British Columbia. The latter shows off her quirky side in this chat starting around Canadian artists.

Tinashe “Cold Sweat”

Tinashe continues to show new sides of her with seemingly each video and “Cold Sweat” definitely shows an artistic, creepy side. No makeup in this minimalistic visual as Tinashe twists and turns throughout the Aquarius standout. Watch below.

Tinashe “All Hands on Deck”

All hands on deck for Tinashe’s new visual, appropriately filmed at a shipyard. Sorry I couldn’t avoid the pun, but the thirsty fellas out there aren’t even reading this right now. Can’t say I blame you given Tinashe’s seductive attire and dance moves above for a cut of last year’s debut album, Aquarius.

I’d point your attention to Amethyst — Tinashe’s new free mixtape from a few weeks ago, in case you’ve been sleeping.

Nicki Minaj announces summer tour

Coming to an outdoor amphitheater near you is the Nicki Minaj summer tour and with her will be a natural fit of rappers and singers including Tinashe, Dej Loaf, Rae Sremmurd, and her new boo Meek Mill. These are only the first set of dates with more to be revealed for August. Tickets on sale this Friday.

Jul. 17 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jul. 20 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park & Amphitheater
Jul. 22 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 24 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Jul. 28 – Toronto, ON Canada – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul. 29 – Montreal, QC Canada – Bell Centre
Jul. 31 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 2 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
Aug. 4 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavillion
Aug. 6 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 8 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion


Tinashe ‘Amethyst’

Hopefully not lost in the Butterfly’s shadow today is another new project you should lend your ears to — Tinashe’s Amethyst.

The 7 track opus is available for free download/streaming below and encouraged to be listened to as one cohesive body of work. The fun fact revealed via HNHH is that Amethyst was recorded in Tinashe’s bedroom during her 2014 Christmas vacation.

Considering I’m still on Kendrick’s album, I’ll be getting to this a little later this afternoon myself and heeding Tinashe’s request. The title, a violet stone used in jewelry, is appealing in itself and follows her Aquarius theme. It’s on deck for me and hopefully for you too.

EDIT: Upon further listening, definitely one to rock from beginning to end with “Wanderer” and “Wrong” as my 2 favorite tracks.