Singer-songwriter Tinashe is pleased to announce that her heavily anticipated debut studio album, Aquarius will be released on October 7th via RCA Records. 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 90’s upbringing with their DNA planted firmly in the future. 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.”
The album’s first single “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q – which The New York Post recently dubbed one of 2014’s songs of the summer – has continued its climb up the charts and airwaves, reaching the summit on the Rhythmic Airplay chart, where it has remained at #1 for four weeks. The song is also #3 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs Chart. Recently, GRAMMY award-winning rapper Drake remixed the song. The eye-catching video, which highlights Tinashe’s magnetic and charismatic skills as a performer and dancer, has amassed over 17 million views to date.
Make sure to check out an excerpt of our interview with Tinashe from The “Legendary” Issue 7 + make sure to pick up your copy of The Untitled Magazine‘s Issue 7, available now for purchase in over 30 countries.
UPDATE – AUGUST 22, 2014: Tinashe has released the album’s second single called “Pretend” featuring A$AP Rocky and produced by “Drunk in Love’s” Detail. Infusing a pop ballad-like refrain with an r & b groove, “Pretend” is a song about sleeping with someone you thought was just a friend.
Here is the official trailer for the album:
Tinashe Photography by Jeff Forney for The Untitled Magazine