CURRENT: Tinashe – “Feels Like Vegas”

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In the midst of the mountainous “Fancy” and “Rude”, Tinashe’s “2 On” was a small indie-hit by comparison. Don’t mind Tinashe has received a strong label backing, working with such prominent names such as ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, DJ Mustard, and Stargate for her debut LP Aquarius. But every time “2 On” came on the radio, it was a breath of fresh air, a welcome respite from the brashness of the season’s biggest hits. Her latest pre-release single from her debut, following “2 On” and the Rocky-assisted “Pretend”, will undoubtedly force its way onto radio programmers’ playlists, as “Feels Like Vegas” is her lightest, most Top 40-ready track yet. Sonically, I’m reminded of Tinashe’s stellar 2013 track with Ryan Hemsworth, “1 For Me”, as both productions, this one from Stargate, allow the rising singer ample space to find her voice. “Feels like Vegas, don’t it” she sings on the hook. By the sound of it, she doesn’t even have to ask.

Aquarius is out 7 October via RCA.

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