It Would Seem Tinashe’s Next Single Will Be “All Hands On Deck”…

January 24, 2015 By Aaron


…Although the “Pretend” star probably isn’t too happy about how it was announced.

Despite being one of the hottest new acts of 2014, following an enviable online hype, slow-burn hit single “2 On” and one of the best albums of the year, Tinashe’s yet to truly break out of the blogosphere and into the public consciousness. Perhaps the club-ready album highlight “All Hands On Deck” will do just that because it appears to have been selected as the next cut from ‘Aquarius’ to get the single treatment.

Shame it wasn’t her who announced it, though…

Taking to Snapchat (is Snapchat still a thing?), co-writer Bebe Rexha (and rising star in her own right) proclaimed that she ‘wrote the next Tinashe single’. You can check out the image below, it clearly has the words “All Hands On Deck” scribbled (as is the Snapchat way) across an image of Tinashe’s own show, just to add insult to injury.


It’s a shame that Bebe dropped the ball with this one – it feels like common-songwriter courtesy that once the track’s left your possession, you lose the right to (snap)chat about it – so she probably shouldn’t wait by the phone for an invite onto album numero dos.

The good news is that the song’s a solid choice for the third single and one of the most radio-friendly cuts on the still incredible ‘Aquarius’.

The icy slow jam features the R&B diva’s trademark sultry vocals, some gorgeous melodies and a hook to die for (“she’s good and gone, good and gone, ooh”). Plus, the Stargate production is typically solid and the abrasive synths and electro bassline sit gorgeously with the old-school hip-hop beat. And don’t even try to tell me the panpipes in the middle-8 aren’t the one of the most ridiculous/exciting use of wind instrumentation in R&B, like, ever. On an album like ‘Aquarius’ that’s jam-packed with hits in the making, it can be hard to see the wood for the trees and extraordinarily average songs frequently get chosen as singles, so it’s good to see that whoever is handling these things has their eye on the ball.

With a bit of luck and some of those killer performances we know she can pull off, this should be a big hit. Hopefully big enough that Bebe’s mess up won’t count too harshly against her.

What song did YOU want to see as the third single from ‘Aquarius’?