So the other day I was at a club, you know doing my thang, when all of a sudden a song I have never heard before started to fill the room. You know that feeling when you listen to a song for the first time and you immediately just KNOW. This only ever happens to me like two times a year so I immediately whipped out my phone like a major loser in the middle of the dance floor to Shazam what may be my new favorite booty poppin’ jam.
“All Hands On Deck” is a serious BOP. Co-written with the fabulous Bebe Rexha, the song is the perfect follow up to “2 On” in that it retains that chilly 2-kewl-4-U vibe that Tinashe embodies all too perfectly. Starting off with a twinkly minimal club beat that somewhat recalls “Gas Pedal” by Sage The Gemini, Tinashe’s vocals take the lead right away while coolly riding above the beat like the ethereal goddess that she is. “All hands on deck! All in the front all in the back just like that! Imma blow ya mind like that!” She cockily commands over the synth-stabbing chorus. Seriously her vocals are literally the aural equivalent of sex and I just… I can’t.
Many bloggers have predicted that she would change the game and now I am fully on deck (see what I did there LOL). I honestly just do not understand what took me so long to fully delve into her AMAZING debut album, Aquarius. She is the perfect R&B-pop star and I am loving it. She can dance, she can sing, she can write, and she’s gorgeous. Like seriously she’s the perfect little hybrid of Janet and Britney Spears circa 2003. Honestly if you don’t stan for Tinashe get off my blog right now. Tinashe is the truth, Tinashe is the future, Tinashe is E V E R Y T H I N G.
Listen below ~