We’ve been meaning to do a little something something on Tinashé, Island’s new signing. He’s got an interesting backstory, which involves fleeing poverty in Zimbabwe and winding up in Camberwell, via Essex and now he lives in Hackney. This is all very well, but surely it’s all about the music, right? Right.
This is his new single, the one-long-metaphor that is ‘Mayday’. Basically, the relationship he’s in is like a plane crashing, hence “mayday, I think we’re going down”. It’s a bit of a bummer really, but perhaps the results were similar to that plane in New York that managed to land safely on the river and everyone was fine? We hope so. Either way you look at it, this has a really great chorus and some interesting bits in it, which is all we can ask of a song on a Wednesday morning.
(It’s actually the acoustic version, which is a bit of a shame, but it’s still very nice)
Tinashé is supporting Ellie Goulding tonight in a venue in London.