Tinashe Gets Candid: “Some Days I Feel Powerful”, Others I Wonder “Where It All Went Wrong”

Published: Sunday 9th Jan 2022 by Sam

Since blazing onto the mainstream scene in 2014 with ‘2 On,’ Tinashe has established herself as one of R&B’s most resilient talents.

Indeed, the star has managed to consistently feed fans while navigating the tallest of odds – including dismal delays and music industry politics.

These days, the singer is pressing forward as an independent artist and has wasted no time delivering a succession of albums and tours.

Reflecting on her journey, the performer mused on the peaks and troughs of her roller coaster journey.

See what she had to say below…

Taking to Instagram, the 28-year-old candidly said “some days I feel so powerful. Some days I ruminate wondering where it all went wrong?”

Her full post read:

“Times are weird…. I never imagined it would all happen the way that it has. The state of the world, growing up, navigating the music industry as an independent artist… idk some days I feel so powerful and innovative and like I’m really changing the world the way I used to believe I could .

Some days I ruminate wondering where it all went wrong? I’m both excited and trepidatious when I think about the future. The world is changing so fast— and yet I’m still the same. But I’m totally different . Idk .

My ego death began a few years ago. I tend to put my WHOLE heart in things. Regardless of how that is perceived, regardless of the 3D circumstances surrounding me, art remains the answer. ³³³”

It goes without saying that the music industry is not for the faint of heart – both on the major label and indie paths.

Kudos to Tinashe for her tenacity. Because regardless of whether she touches the top of a chart in the future, she’s built and sustained a fanbase that will ensure there will always be a stage for her to perform on and an audience there to cheer her on.

Tinashe’s latest album ‘333’ is out now.

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: Marcus Cooper]

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  1. Uggh January 9, 2022

    Hunnie, you are not alone. I admitted I feel insecure sometimes. I’m too broke to get a therapist… that’s why I’m here to do some trolling…

  2. Imneverbugginbitch January 9, 2022

    Girl…you were doing fine until you attempted to beed with Rihanna over s*** she had no role in. You played yourself boo.

    • Uggh January 9, 2022

      Gurl, the story is Rihanna trying to steal joyride from tinashe. That was low and dirty!

      • Credits January 10, 2022

        Listening to that song, you can hear why Rihanna would go after it. The production sounds like something from a Kanye album.

  3. yup! January 9, 2022

    It all went right for her. It is not the norm for mediocre artists to get highlighted for trying. Bi-racial privilege worked for her. What she expected was that she was instantly supposed to be a “superstar” which did not happen. Likely because of her mouth. Other than that could be worse.

  4. Farrah’s Luggage (8k Camila) January 9, 2022

    I feel bad for her. She has the total package, and her independent albums have been so good, and miles better than the two she released on a major label.

  5. Keith January 9, 2022

    I appreciate Tinashe’s willingness to share these kinds of things AND her drive to continue to create. I wish more music acts were open about what goes on in the industry and how it affects them. She has a fan in me…

  6. J January 9, 2022

    That song Pretend or whatever killed her chances of becoming the next it girl. 2 On was a smash. You have to strike while the iron is hot and for whatever reason she never did.

    • Zion January 9, 2022

      All hands on deck should’ve been the second single and watch me work third. Pretend was career suicide, worst song on the album.

      • J January 9, 2022

        EXACTLY TF lol

        Her team hates her

    • Credits January 10, 2022

      Pretend was one of my favourite songs on that album! Mainly because I like the synth/keyboard sound that’s used in the track. But I listened to the ‘Aquarius’ album years after it came out, just out of curiosity and was pleasantly surprised that the rest of the album never sounded like ‘2 on’ or ‘all hands on deck,’ the very songs that gave me no interest in listening to an album from her. I got the vibe that the music she really wanted to make and what the label wanted from her, didn’t align. So her singles were ‘blah’ to me (what the label wanted) but songs on her album were much better like ‘bated breath,’ ‘far side of the moon’ and ‘Aquarius.’ Her music is so much better now that she’s independent.

  7. True Tea January 9, 2022

    I liked “Worth It” w/ IAMSU. And “Like I Used To”.

    Not sure if these songs ever made an official album BUT I remember jamming to them like they were singles, lol

  8. Theelusive1 January 9, 2022

    333 has some bops. X, angels, just choose the correct singles

    • J January 9, 2022

      It’s good! She needs another platform

      I thought she was about to smash s*** up during the Nashe era and they didn’t even put out any videos for those songs!

      Her team HATES HER

      • Credits January 10, 2022

        Definitely her label at the time…almost seems like sabotage.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 10, 2022

      Angels is a jam 🎶

  9. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎 January 10, 2022

    This girl is no flop, she has a more successful career then Normonkey ever has. FACTS!

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 10, 2022


    • BeyKnowlesBest January 10, 2022

      Nor m*****? U trandies are rediculous

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