We salute thee, oh mighty @TRAVVV
, First Voter of Her Name and Disruptor of Charts.
In the meantime...
5 weeks. 5 months. 5 years.
Tinashe's solo career started little over 5 years from now, in a cheerful chilly afternoon (?) dated February 2012, with the release of the charming In Case We Die
. Ok I'm blatantly overlooking late 2011 with Can't Say No and the better half of 2017 with The-Single-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, still we have a cute 5 years window when our homegirl created pure, unadulterated magic. It's honestly so impressive looking back, listening to the great work she's already crafted, despite her young age and far too many bumps in the road to count (more on that later, and later, and later).
All things considered, which year in the Tinashe calendar was your absolute favorite? Was it 2012, the early beginnings of not one, but two mixtapes? Or was it 2013 and Black Water, aka 'Tinashe spreads her wings prepping for what's to come'? 2014 easily takes the cake for landing her big label debut and first taste/edging of commercial success? Or was it 2015, with its late surprise Christmas present and beginning of Tinashe as a tour-de-force performer? Or 2016 came on like a dark horse, after months of aimless wandering, with one of the most gag-worthy releases in recent memory?