When: Tue., April 5, 8 p.m. 2016
Best known for her 2014 DJ Mustard-produced hit “2 On,” Tinashe has proven herself to be a dynamic singer-songwriter and dancer, and has quickly become one of today’s most popular R&B artists. Earlier this year, she released her self-titled album, which takes her pop sound in a darker direction that’s more reminiscent of avant-garde artists such as FKA Twigs than industry peers such as Selena Gomez. Throughout the album, Tinashe’s sweet, syrupy voice contrasts with dark, grimy beats, though it dips into traditional R&B slow jams that evoke the work of Nineties powerhouses such as Aaliyah. Instead of the huge bangers that first made her famous, the album delves into subtle, atmospheric tracks that show Tinashe developing her sound. In addition to releasing her new body of work, Tinashe has also been busy working the fashion industry. Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander Wang are among her supporters, and she’s also currently the face of Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply campaign. Catch her at The Warfield on April 5.
Price: $30, $40