I had previously heard one or two tracks from Tinashe and I knew straight away it was clear that she was a talented individual. So when I knew her album ‘Aquarius’ was due for release, I knew I had to listen to it.
When you first begin listening to her album I feel like the vibe is set out straight away. It is great how each track flows in to the next one, so you keep on that same zoned out vibe, with a twist brought by the upbeat productions, plus her change in flow.
Her smooth vocals glide over the productions, then she switches up her flow, as the productions becomes more energetic. She has a few features on the album which includes; Future, ScHoolboy Q, Dev Hynes and A$AP Rocky. Her interludes help keep pace for the album.
There is variety within all the tracks, which I feel helps to make it a great album to listen to. She has her mellow tracks to zone out to such as ‘Bet’ , which if you are a fan of The Weeknd or PND, you will love, as it has that whole alternative R&B vibe all over the track, so does ‘Cold Sweat’ as well.
Then she has the club bangers which is ‘2 On’ (video was released earlier in the year), ‘How Many Times’ (which Future goes a bit OTT on in my opinion, he needed to take it down a notch), ‘All Hands on Deck’ and ‘Feels Like Vegas’.
She has her R&B tracks such as ‘Aquarius’, ‘Far Side Of The Moon’, ‘Thug Cry’ and ‘Bated Breath’. ‘Wildfire’ has a Pop/Dance/R&B vibe to the track, it’s very alternative.
Overall her album is highly recommended to listen to. I feel this album is better then Jhene Aiko’s Souled Out album (had to be said sorry Jhene!). In terms of the quality of the tracks to the productions to the lyrics to the variety in the album, this is such a quality filled album, I was very impressed.
Aquarius is out now.