The album, which Tinashe wrote and recorded between New York, London and Los Angeles, finds the budding star at the forefront of modern R&B. Aquarius’ dynamic set of songs nod to her 90s upbringing.
Tinashe shaped the album over the course of 2013 and 2014 with the likes of DJ Mustard, Redwine & DJ Marley Waters (all three producing on the ubiquitous “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q), Boi-1da, Jasper, Future, Stargate and several other surprise guests.
“Aquarius is my official album introduction to the world and represents a new season of music and art,” says Tinashe. “I cannot wait to finally share with the world what I have been working so hard on for the past few years. This is just the beginning.”
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The album’s first single “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q — which The FADER calls Tinashe’s “star-making moment” and The New York Post recently dubbed one of 2014’s songs of the summer – was remixed by GRAMMY award-winning rapper Drake. Listen to the remix here.
To follow-up the success of “2 On,” Tinashe will release her second single “Pretend” featuring A$AP Rocky and produced by Detail (Beyonce, Drake, Nicki Minaj) later this month.
The stunning 21-year-old singer, songwriter, producer, and performer radiates a distinct and dynamic vision of R&B punctuated by hip-hop attitude and pop flavour with a DIY-or-die mindset. Between 2012 and 2013, Tinashe released three critically acclaimed self-made mixtapes, 2012’s In Case We Die and Reverie and 2013’s Black Water. Building up to the release of Aquarius, Tinashe has received unanimous acclaim across the board from the likes of The FADER, Billboard, V Magazine, Teen Vogue, Paper Magazine, Marie Claire, Nylon, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Noisey, Dazed and Confused, VIBE, and beyond.
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