Watch Tinashe's 8-minute Martian Epic, "Bated Breath"

by James Rickman

Given this video's eight-minute duration and desert setting, I was a little surprised when Slash didn't bust into frame ripping the "November Rain" guitar solo. But Tinashe is not about turgid production or operatic gestures, and "Bated Breath," which premiered on W's website earlier today, is a model of restraint -- just the otherworldly landscape (the Mojave Desert, outside her native L.A.), the singer's fluid movements and wonderfully expressive face, and the music.

Watch "Bated Breath" above, and read our Tinashe mini-feature from last summer here.


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