Tinashe – Amethyst

It was at OVO Fest last year that I saw Tinashe perform ‘2 On’ and that was probably the first time I heard her. Since then my ears have perked up whenever her sultry voice comes on.

It reminds me of early Aaliyah and T-Boz from TLC. That lower register whispery voice that goes well with dancing super close, late nights and intimacy.

I did an earlier post on her debut album Aquarius, which I really enjoyed, and I’m happy to see she didn’t let the momentum drop. She was recently featured in the remix of Nick Jonas’ hot song ‘Jealous’, which is all over the radio not to mention she made the smart move dropping out of Iggy Azalea’s tour to join Nicki Minaji’s tour.

A few weeks ago she released a free mixtape Amethyst featuring seven tracks. With her midnight voice and the late night cruising beats.

A lot of folks say R&B is dead or that it’s gone ratchet, but Tinashe has a sound that reminds me of female R&B singers from the mid ’90s. Check out the mixtape and let me know what you think.

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Tracklist:

01 Dreams Are Real
02 Wrong
03 Something to Feel
04 Looking 4 It
05 Wanderer
06 Worth It
07 Just the Way I Like You

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