Tinashe Strikes A Pose For ‘Interview’ Magazine

Published: Thursday 25th Dec 2014 by Sam

Cop a gander of Tinashe!

The R&B newcomer heated up the Summer months with the blazing hot ‘2 On’ and closes out the year with a classy cool shoot for Interview magazine.

Striking, the feature comes as quite the coup for the 21-year-old’s campaign for debut album ‘Aquarius’.

Check out more snap and quotes below…


STYLE OF MUSIC: It’s rooted in a place of R&B, but I like to avoid categories because I want to be able to evolve as an artist and for people not to expect the same thing from me all the time. I suppose it’s some grey area in R&B land.

AQUARIUS: This year has been a crazy year for me and my life has totally changed. People look at me differently. I can’t really go places anymore without getting noticed. I’m playing shows, multiple times a week. I’m touring. I’m going overseas. It’s a big difference. It’s awesome.

THE NICEST PERSON I’VE WORKED WITH: One of them is Boi-1da from Toronto. He’s really nice, really great guy. Another one is Stuart Matthewman of Sade. He had a lot of interesting stories to share. He told me about touring the world with the group Sade and performing in Rio.

WRITER’S BLOCK: Do I get writer’s block? Absolutely. That’s the creative process. It’s a process; you never know what’s going to happen. There’s no step-by-step way to write a song. I’m really very selective about who I play my music to in the early stages. I’m a huge perfectionist. I don’t like people to make judgments before it’s at its full potential, so I’m pretty secretive. I don’t even let my family hear it.

I’VE MADE IT MOMENT: There are small moments, but I always have really high expectations so I continue to push for the next level. I think one of the best moments this year was when I turned on my local radio station and I heard my song and then I turned it to the next local station I listen to and I heard my song. Then I turned to a third local station I listen to and I heard my song. That was really crazy.

THE ONLY THING YOU CAN ASK FOR… As an artist is that people enjoy the music.



SWITCHING MEDIUMS: I have videos of me singing songs at age one, age two. I think music was always my biggest passion; I was just looking for when I could pursue that full time. I took a step back, when I was about 16, from acting to focus on music. I wanted people to know I was taking it really seriously and to think of me as a music artist first and foremost.

CONFIDENCE: Because everybody always encouraged me to sing I assumed that I wasn’t bad at it. It felt like it was obvious what I was going to pursue. I thought I was good for as long as I can remember.



ENTRY INTO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY: My dad was a theater actor so he had an agent and he brought me into his agency when I was maybe four years old. That was how I started. I started modeling and it progressed from there. My parents always took me to my auditions and all the places I needed to go to—they drove me around everywhere. They’re extremely supportive, my biggest fans, so I’m really thankful for that.

FIRST FILM: I was in my first movie when I was five. I just loved to entertain and put on a show. I really fell in love with acting at an early age. I always had a great time on set. I knew I was doing something professional, I think. It taught me about professionalism at a really early age and how to conduct myself in the entertainment industry and those types of environments.

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  1. Lana Del Fan *I Can Hear The Sirens* December 25, 2014

    Yasss tinashe. Love her!

  2. BeyRihLiyah December 25, 2014

    who? *blank stare*

  3. NENE December 25, 2014

    I don’t know her.

  4. Hadley December 25, 2014

    She looks basic

  5. metzo December 25, 2014

    Black and White doesn’t do her any justice. She looks behsic *Rihanna voice*

  6. Fatusankoh December 25, 2014

    No star in her behsic

  7. Rihboy December 25, 2014

    This shoot is dry. What was the theme. Novice pop r&b artist on the rise? Dead.

  8. MariahIsMusic1 December 25, 2014

    I don’t know her but In other news, The Pink Print by Onika Maraj didn’t sell 201K first week, it actually sold

  9. Teacher( Call ha Young Gummy) December 26, 2014


  10. Mark111 December 26, 2014

    I think most light skin/mixed girls are smoke n mirrors, just like most blonde white girls. You see the blonde hair, blue eyes/golden skin, but look a lil closer and focus, you’ll see the flaws. Or in this case, turn it into black n white and you see her face is pretty normal and basic. Hint XXXtina is fugly, but the idea of a blond bombshell throws people off. Tin has nice huge tits tho.

    • k December 26, 2014

      Real big boobs are rare in the music industry

    • k December 26, 2014

      Bey and Rih are basic with no makeup too

  11. SMH December 26, 2014

    Beyonce has always been Beysic. Still is.

  12. SMH December 26, 2014

    Nice rack, Tinashe.

  13. Paulo December 26, 2014

    Stupid ass stans can’t talk music cause they wouldn’t know talent so they trash looks. Smh.

    She sounds kind and smart like a true Aquarius. I’ll have to finally check her album out I guess

    • k December 26, 2014

      Check out her first and second mixtape

  14. Thlly December 27, 2014

    My wifey. Proud of her

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