‘All Hands on Deck’ diva Tinashe is entrusting her second album to some very capable hitmaking hands – Max Martin and Dr. Luke.
Sharing chart-topping names like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and many more between them, the duo have respectively baked up some of the 21st century’s biggest hits. Now, as a recent interview with our buds at SPIN magazine indicates, it seems the ‘2 On’ singer is ready for a piece of the pie.
Giving fans a heads-up on the sonic direction of her sophomore effort, Tinashe talks going EDM for her next project, dishes on rumors she’ll be featured on Janet Jackson‘s comeback album, and more.
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Tinashe on Janet Jackson Collaboration:
“[Not true], but I’m 100 percent ready and waiting.”
“With [album #2], I have a very much clearer direction going into it of what I wanted as opposed to just shooting darts at the wall”
With Dr. Luke, I’ve actually been in the studio with him for five days total and we’ve made a handful of records,” she says. “With the second album, you always want to push it forward and I think that that one thing I was looking for from him was those big hooks, those super catchy, huge, smash hooks while still integrating that into what I do.”
“[With album #2] I’d like to play with some more tempos, to not have it all be in the mid-tempo range even though a lot of my music is.”
“…the fastest song I’ve kind of ever really put out is ‘2 On,’ which is really only kind of like an upper/mid, 95-beat jam. I’m not really interested in doing like, down-the-middle EDM songs, but I’d like to figure out how to do that uptempo. I’m definitely trying to make songs that are hooky enough to cross over.”
“I need to get my No. 1,” she says with determination. “I am so impatient that I’m already thinking so far in the future. In my head we’re in 2016 and I’m winning my Grammy for this next album that’s already come out.”