Why Tinashe’s Joyride will bring you joy

So on April 13 Tinashe will finally, finally, finally release the album that we have been waiting for since 2015! No joke, it’s almost been 3 years since the first announcement. So look Tinashe, we really don’t want no drama-ma-a but why did it take you so long? Remember in school when you had to turn in a group project and the other kids in your group were lazy af so you missed the deadline? Yeah that’s probably what happened here because there are quite a few features on this album; “Faded Love” with Future, “No Drama” with Offset and the upcoming (probably this Friday) “Me So Bad” with French Montana & Ty Dolla $ign. All jokes aside though, here’s the tracklist and some reasons why this album will live up to its expectations:

Joyride Tinashe Tracklist

  1. The album includes a collaboration with the Swedish band “Little Dragon”!!! Now I know what you’re thinking… Who the hell is Little Dragon? But I can almost guarantee you that you all know them from their epic song “Wildfire” with SBTRKT. Just google it you’ll be like “Oooh that one!”. The song titled “Stuck With Me” just screams super vibey creative overflow sound!
  2. Tinashe has matured a lot since her first 2012 mixtape “In Case We Die“, which is an incredible piece of art and sadly most of you have probably never heard it. Also Fun Fact: It features a bonus track called “Chainless” which was the inspiration behind…you already know!
  3. The fact that the first singles from her new album are very danceable fun chunes is quiet a promise that there will be some deeper tracks in the mix as well. Those of you who have been with Tinashe for some time will remember songs like “The Last Night On Earth” from her first mixtape “In Case We Die”, “Another Me” from 2012 mixtape “Reverie”, and “Bated Breath” from her 2014 debut album “Aquarius”. But even her last project “Nightride” included gems like “Spacetime” and “Lucid Dreaming”.

I will stop right here and leave you with some homework to catch up on this brilliant artist. Enjoy.

 

 

 

7 songs you need on your Spring break playlist

That feeling when the sun rays warm your face, birds are chirping and for the first time in months you seriously consider going for an iced coffee instead of a hot chocolate! Yup it’s officially Spring time and what would a sunny day be without a the right soundtrack you feel me? See… one doesn’t simply walk down the street! Putteth thy headphones into thy ears and feeleth the vibes!

Amindi K Frost - Pine & Ginger

Pine & Ginger – Amindi K. Fro$t, Tessellated, Valleyz

Beautiful L.A. singer Amindi K. Fro$t, Tessellated who was born in Kingston, Jamaica and producer Valleyz created this super chill track that will definitely put you in the mood for warmer days. My personal suggestion is to sip on a Pineapple Ginger Smoothie while listening to this 😉

Tomi Agape - Breeze

Breeze – Tomi Agape

Yes this track by Nigerian UK-based singer Tomi Agape is only 1:45 long and it doesn’t have very complex lyrics but it comes with such a vibe that it can’t be missing from your playlist! Also I would like to take a moment to appreciate the fact that the second verse of this song sounds like it’s taken straight out of a beautiful love poem:

“The feeling that I get whenever that you look my way (oh nana oh nana), and when our skin collides, the Earth, the moon, the stars can all feel that it’s right”

Mahalia - Hold on

Hold On – Mahalia, Buddy

UK singer Mahalia reuniting with a guy from her past, talking some real talk – I love me a track with a nice little story and message! Side Note: Buddy who is taking the perspective of the guy from the past on this song just recently released his single “Black” with A$AP Ferg.

Up to You - Show Dem Camp

Up To You (Ikon Mix) – Show Dem Camp, Funbi

This track by Nigerian rap duo Show Dem Camp and the singer Funbi (all members of the Collectiv3 click here for their website) is such a vibe you will have it on repeat. I could try to describe it but I’m just gonna link the music video here thank me later!

Leap of Faith - Juls

My Wave – Juls, Sona, Odunsi (The Engine)

This gem is my personal favourite off of Ghanaian producer Juls’ 2017 album “Leap of Faith”. Imagine taking a walk by the beach the sun is slowly starting to set, waves crashing at your feet, you feel a warm Summer breeze on your skin… Listen to it and you will know exactly what I’m talking about.

Sweetest Life - KWAYE

Sweetest Life – KWAYE

Zimbabwe-born singer KWAYE is definitely an artist to watch! He has only released his debut EP “Solar” in 2017 but I’m sure there’s a lot more where that came from. With his amazing outfits and unique dancing style in his music videos you could definitely call him the male answer to FKA Twigs. Now do me a favour and re-enact the music video to this song. Yup that’s what I call Spring vibes!

Wale - It's Complicated EP

Effortless – Wale

Who else is excited that Wale is back with that new new this month? Even though my favourite line from this 4-track EP is actually from a song called “Black Bonnie” feat. Jacquees where Wale goes “Let’s spray paint the Trump Towers, letters, U and I”. The song “Effortless”, however, is an essential on this list because it has birds chirping in the background! Whuut? And besides that it is the perfect soundtrack for you Spring love story. I quote: “I want it as is, such a natural beauty, are you even real? Are you doing this to me? You’re my favorite thrill, and there is no rush, but I think the universe is speaking to us”. You’re welcome!

Listen to these songs and more sunny vibes on my “Pon di Island” playlist right here.