Vibing Out On a Sunny Day with Tinashe

by James Rickman / portraits by Emily Shur
Tinashe wears a dress and jacket by DKNY.

Diva-in-training with mad production skills, an army of top collaborators (ScHoolboy Q, DJ Mustard, Dev Hynes) and an irrepressible drive to keep us guessing.

Summer plans: Working the radio and festival circuit to ramp up to her debut album, Aquarius, due out toward the end of the season -- "August, September, or somebody's gonna die and it won't be me."

Summer jams: "Wild Light... is their song called 'Fuck California'? [It's called "California on My Mind."] It sounds really happy and he's talking about having the worst day ever."

Summer love: "I love to drive and vibe out, listen to music on a sunny day, windows down. Probably an L.A. thing."

To sum up: "My music does reflect a darker vibe, but I like to throw in things here and there that have that summer energy. It's fun to be unexpected. The biggest, most important thing for me is to never get boxed into one particular genre or personality."


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