Tinashe is no doubt one of the few remaining true Black pop artists in the industry. Not only does she deliver with great music but she always gives us a cute eight count to accompany it. Her last album, Songs For You, was a genre-bending, fun ride that showed off her talent as both a lyricist as well as an artist who knows how to put together an impressive body of work while wearing all hats. Always ahead of her time and unafraid to remind us of her roots as a dancer, Tinashe delivers, time and time again, visuals that rival the golden age of music videos. Her latest video offering for her track “Bouncin” doesn’t disappoint. Featuring Tinashe and her dancers doing some pretty impressive choreography on a trampoline, the video is a must see.
Now, the 28-year-old is gearing up to release her newest offering, is featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and is prepping a 26 city tour. Her new album, titled 333 seems to be a continuation of Tinashe’s quest to redefine what a pop singer can do and prove that Black women are genreless.
“From a creative standpoint, the hands-on mentality is something that’s so important to who I am as an artist,” she said via a personal statement on her website. “I want people to know that you can steer your own ship, create your own destiny, and mold your own universe. That’s especially important for young women. I’m working towards constant evolution, growth, journey, and adventure. I’m embracing it for what it is, living life to the fullest, and taking advantage of being able to do what I love. I’m living my dream.” On projects in the past, Tinashe has produced, mixed, engineered, creative directed, and edited to bring her vision to life exactly as intended.
333 will include songs with Kaytranada, Kaash Paige, Buddy and others. The 16-track album will be available to stream on August 8th. In the meantime, Tinashe has released a trailer that features the singer awakening from her sleep to gaze at her third-eye baring reflection.
Well, I don't know about you but we’re ready to see what this era will sound like from Tinashe!