‘Masks on, masks off.’ Days after becoming a member of R&B duo THEY. to channel some early 2000s R&B, Tinashe determined to share a few of her personal music with a colourful video for ‘Rascal (Famous person)’.
It’s time to be a Tinashe fan. Eight months after releasing her Songs for You album, the 27-year-old R&B singer returned with not one, however two tracks. Whereas her collaboration with THEY. was all about bringing it again to the flip of the century, her music “Rascal (Famous person)” is extra about bringing that angle. Oh, and he or she definitely introduced it within the colourful Marie Antoinette themed video.
The video opens with the star mendacity in a pink mattress, lined in satin sheets, as she proceeds to prepare for the day. It seems blonde Tinashe has a closet stuffed with quaint lingerie and beautiful tulle robes, which she fashions all through the enjoyable and horny video, directed by Jasper Soloff. “I can’t prevent in case you simply sit on the wave / They need to pay me, how they copy what I say / They don’t know the highway that we’ve been on / B-tch that ain’t a joke, I’m a villain / I’m in first place, want a ribbon / They don’t perceive that I’m the sh-t,” she raps, per Genius. Similar to the notorious French princess, Tinashe is seen having fun with a pink-frosted cake, full with a drizzle of sprinkles.
The two minute and 37 second clip took a darkish, horny flip in the direction of the tip as Tinashe loses the gorgeous pastel outfits for a dominatrix leather-based ensemble. “Cash, money, garments, quick vehicles (Quick vehicles)/Higher ask ’em, I’m a bit of rascal,” she sing-raps within the refrain as she writhes alongside the red-carpeted flooring of her boudoir, full with a brief black wig.
“Y’all have been begging me to drop this file ever since I teased it on LIVE some months again. In the spirit of Songs For You y’all know wtf time it isssssss!!!” Tinashe tweeted on July 16, hyping up her followers forward of this launch. “I LOVE YOU ALL SO SO SO MUCH and I’m SOOOOO THANKFUL for you guys each single day. All these songs for you, baybeeee”
“Rascal” arrived days after “Play Battle,” an early 2000s R&B nostalgia jam from Los Angeles-based duo THEY. It marks the primary single from their second full-length undertaking, The Amanda Tape, and so they instructed The Fader that it was “particular” for them to companion with Tinashe on the music. “This one undoubtedly attracts from a whole lot of the feel-good summer season information from the early 00’s. We love songs which have each the female and male perspective, like Ja Rule and Ashanti, or Nelly and Kelly Rowland,” they continued. “We’ve been followers of Tinashe for a minute and as soon as she despatched her verse again over to us we knew we had one thing particular.”
It’s unclear if “Rascal (Famous person)” is a product of her Songs for You classes if it’s a monitor minimize from Nashe – an album primarily based on Tinashe’s rebellious alter-ego that was in the end shelved – or an indication of a brand new undertaking. No matter it’s, it’s a sign that Tinashe’s focus is on the longer term. She really began off 2020 speaking concerning the previous, particularly recounting the day she noticed her ex, Ben Simmons, transfer on with Kendall Jenner. “It might have been the worst day of my life, but it surely’s okay,” Tinashe mentioned throughout the ROC NATION Grammy Social gathering on Friday, Jan. 24. “I drank for like six months after that! Are you kidding me? I used to be like wasted for months. However I’m okay now. It was horrible. It was dangerous. Prefer it was dangerous, however I’m good now.”