Being hailed as a "next big thing" would scare the heck out of me. On one hand, it's pretty rad to be considered as "ready to break out", but on the other, that's a whole ton of pressure. One cat, who's got his stuff together, while being lauded as a lad-to-listen-to is London cum Zimbabwean, Tinashé.
A brief intro, from the man himself, then we'll dive into the goodies.
I was originally shipped over from Zimbabwe so I could eventually grow to become a doctor/lawyer and wire money back home via Western Union. That didn't go so well...I blame/thank MJ.
I smiled & nodded to avoid bullying over my African accent at school until the Eastenders elocution lessons started to pay off... I can now slip in between both rather seamlessly... I grew up in Hackney. I will always be a Hackney boy but I'm enjoying being in a state of flux. Life is bigger than London.
I'm currently more in love with my guitar than I have ever been. I make guitar music. I am not ashamed to say l love pop music. That's what its all about for me. Good music fueled by the world around me.
Tinashé is releasing his debut EP, Mayday, on March 1. The title track is a fresh slice of innovative guitarpop, supplemented by a So Shifty remix of the song. Additionally, Tinashé teamed up with Kissy Sell Out for the track, Come On Over.
2. Come On Over
3. Mayday (So Shifty Remix)
Freebies for sampling are below.
mp3: Tinashe and Kissy Sell Out - Come On Over
mp3: Tinashe - Mayday (So Shifty Remix)