A bit sad about this one. A bit of a kii it lasted this long.
: 10x2 (@phily693
: 3x1 (@TRAVVV
Worth It (feat. Iamsu) for:
the overarching narrative
November 2011. Night. A young girl, named Tinashe Kachingwe, has just left the girl group she was a member of (a group most famous for being Justin Bieber’s opener at some dates of the Never Say Never tour). She releases her first solo song. This song is a ‘remake’ of an album track by one of her ultimate idols. Now, who would have thought, some five years later, that same girl would be pillow fighting and sensually dancing on the floor with that very own idol, in a video which is arguably one of the best pop videos in recent years?
Yes, I love this song for what it represents, rather than what it is. It’s so crazy thinking she’s progressed so much since this. It also marks one of her biggest success stories: it’s always quite a feat being so successful you actually get to the point of working with your idols, but with this song it’s like she planned for it all along, or better, she sang it into existence. I know it’s just a lucky coincidence. I know they’re both signed to the same label. Still, maybe it’s true, maybe dreams do come true sometimes.
On the topic of the “sample”, it’s clear Tinashe took Blur’s instrumental and sang over her lyrics, but I read Britney’s camp let her do that as it was for a free download single. I’m no expert in legal technicalities, but Britney’s generosity is quite commendable here. I don’t know if it’s common practice in cases like this, in that case forgive me, but let me say one thing: even if it didn’t cost her anything, say what you want about Britney the popstar (I myself am not that big of a fan past the obvious undeniable singles), but Britney the human being is a treasure. Not everybody would’ve acted that way in that situation. I have a few names in mind, but I won’t say them. I don’t want to ruin anybody’s reputation.
(3) is definitely not being spotted near a certain Glory thread: “
You did NOT put this in the rate! I can’t with the video - definition of ballin on a budget. Love that Pomona, CA theatre setting. Was this released pre-mixtapes?” My questionable embedded music choices aren’t the only ones I get shit for. Poor Me! (Another One!). By the way, yes it was. But it was not the greatest way to make an entrance, according to Touchofmyhand
I enjoy the Britney sample but that's it. In Case We Die did a better job introducing her” Can’t honestly think of Tinashe without her moody alt-R&B sound so I agree wholeheartedly. constantino
(9) is on the same page regarding this not showing her full range quite yet: “AWWW, BABYNASHE!! I haven’t seen this before. Her makeup...has come a long way. Still a bop, though. C’mon raw potential!” I remember reading you dragging Jinkx Monsoon for her make-up skills somewhere and now I get the unjustified urge to bring it up.
Let’s head over to the Britkneey Fan Club Weekly Meeting and have a peek at what the gerls are up to there. As I enter, I immediately notice nikkysan
(6), sitting on the couch, pensively staring at their half glass of sparkling wine: “Sampling a Britney album track, I love how hard she stans Brit. This is decent I suppose.” On the right, a group of people are chatting loudly, music blowing from the speakers on the ceiling. Right in the middle, ThisIsRogue
(9), losing it all, dancing like crazy, hands in the hair like they don’t care: “Anything even remotely linked to Britney is getting a high score from me. Don't @ me.” @ThisIsRogue @ThisIsRogue @ThisIsRogue
. As I look left, I notice the music fading, people are gathering near the desk, where phily111
(10) is warming up to deliver his usual welcoming speech for all newcomers: “This is very clever and highlights her talents immensely. She took a pretty good instrumental and made it a great song which doesn't sound like the original either.”