Tinashe’s independent rebirth since parting ways with RCA Records has been one that her loyal fanbase has been anticipating for a while now, and the RnB singer/songwriter is now in the midst of the rollout for her forthcoming album, ‘Songs For You’. Two weeks ago, Tinashe gave the first official look at what she’s been working on with the club-ready, experimentally sparse “Die A Little Bit”. Today, she’s following up on that single with a more emotional one featuring 6LACK, titled “Touch & Go”.
On this track, Tinashe ventures into territory that isn’t necessarily new for her, channeling the slower, more ambient sounds that marked a lot of her early mixtapes prior to her major-label debut in 2014. “Touch & Go” signifies a return to true form in that sense, while also pushing forward in terms of production and quality of songwriting. The song’s most redeeming quality is its genuine vulnerability as both Tinashe and 6LACK connect over mutual heartache, and their verses complement each other both in terms of content and vocal style. Tinashe’s able to strike a balance on “Touch & Go” that it seems she’s been striving at for some time now. Her will to experiment with RnB and her proven ability to make music that appeals to the masses are in harmony in a way that resonates.
‘Songs For You’ is due out sometime this month, and with Tinashe completely in control of her artistic output, it seems the wait for her independent album will be well worth it. Listen to “Touch & Go” below: