In an interview alongside Cody Simpson, Tinashe opened up to Cosmopolitan Magazine about how she’s felt being compared to previous young cross-over R&B and urban music icons like Aaliyah and Janet Jackson. “I take it as a compliment,” she told Cosmopolitan. “The people I get compared to, I genuinely respect.” But, she also added, “I have so much more to offer than being a copy of someone else.”
A lot’s happening now in Tinashe’s career. Last week, she released a sexy dance-oriented video with a lo-fi vibe for her track, “Bet.” Over the last few days, came rumors that Tinashe’s next single, “Party Favors,” might be released within the next week. And then, a teaser video for her sophomore album, “Joyride,” was dropped with news that the album, itself, is slated for launch by the end of the year.
Obviously Tinashe feels she has a lot to prove with her new music. It will be interesting to see what response her upcoming album receives.
View the music video for “Bet” and the teaser video for “Joyride” below.
(Photo Credit: Tineshe and Cosmopolitan Magazine Instagram accounts)