Release Date: February 1, 2012
Produced By: Tinashe
From: Los Angeles, CA
1. The Last Night on Earth
2. My High
3. Let You Love Me
5. The Will to Survive
7. I Tried
8. Another Season
9. This Feeling
11. Crossing The Cosmo
13. Biding My Time
15. Chainless (Bonus Track)
Review by MuuMuse.com:
One of MuuMuses favorite up-and-coming acts, Tinashe, has done a lot of growing up these days.
After separating from short-lived girl group The Stunners in 2010 and releasing Artificial People, her collaboration with OFM back in September of 2011, the blossoming 19-year-old singer-songwriter has just released In Case We Die on February 1, a conceptual mixtape (yes, that means free!) that serves up an unexpectedly more mature, introspective sound than any of her dance-pop productions of the past.
I was very inspired by the thought of a lovers last words before deathbearing their soul and their secrets before it was too late and trying to capture that half-fear we all secretly have that the inevitable is sooner than we are ready for, she explains of the mixtape.
The collection was reportedly self-penned, produced and record alone over a three week period. And if thats truly the case, then Tinashe has just become more of a One to Watch artist than ever.
Harnessing the ghostly trip-hop production of artists like Canadian spook-R&B maker The Weeknd, Kanye West, and even subtle shades of Prince, the mixtape glides along wisps of drippy beats, echoed yelps, sultry Cassie-like icy R&B and strange, atmospheric sounds in the distance.
Theres plenty to soak in from this rich 15-track collection of tunesfrom the moans and purrs above the super slow, slinky swag of Boss, to the autotuned Kanye-like grit of Another Season, to the unbelievably amazing I Tried: I want you to know that I tried! the songstress yelps above the songs soldiering hip-hop thump and blazing synthesizers.
While not everything on this mixtape is as Top 40-friendly as her past releases (though tracks like This Feelingbounces with enough of a Rihanna-like bump to certainly prick some ears at radio), In Case We Die is by far her most impressive moment yetan incredible display of stone-cold serious artistry, featuring daring production and introspective lyricism that deserves to have the blogosphere going positively abuzz.
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