tinashe-amethyst

Tinashe continues her birthday theme with the release of her newest mixtape, appropriately named after her birthstone, Amethyst. This mixtape features production from Ryan Hemsworth, DJ Dahi, Ritz Reynolds, and IAMSU! who grabs the sole feature on one of my favorite tracks. This mixtape paints a very different picture than what we first saw from Tinashe who dominated charts last summer with her “2 On” single, giving us a more mellow, and spaced-out R&B vibe similar to that of Jhene Aiko or PartyNextDoor. Tinashe tells fans that this body of work was totally recorded in her bedroom during the 2014 Christmas season, as were a few cuts on the Aquarius album. Tinashe smartly showcases her R&B knowledge, taking cues and using samples from our favorite artists like Prince, Jaheim, and Kool & The Gang.

Catch Tinashe on Iggy Azalea’s Nicki Minaj’s “The PinkPrint” Tour this summer, and enjoy “Amethyst” below.

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