Tinashe got turnt this summer and opened the party to the public with her club banger, “2 On.” But with just a few more weeks left of the season sunshine, the R&B siren took to the blogosphere on Monday, Aug. 18 to finally unveil the release date of her highly anticipated debut album, Aquarius, via a promotional album trailer.
In the short video, the entertainer takes a dip in a bath filled with fish before escaping to an evening beach for a late-night swim. At the end of the video, the astrological sign for Aquarius appears on the screen alongside the Oct. 7, 2014, release date. Aside from her hit single, “2 On,” the album is expected to feature a slew of hip-hop collabos, including folks like Future, Boi-1da, Jasper and Stargate. Written and recorded in New York, Los Angeles and London, Aquarius will also pay tribute to the star’s late-’90s upbringing.
For a singer who’s been heavily grinding on the mixtape scene for the last few years, Tinashe says that the project will mark a new beginning in her career. “Aquarius is my official album introduction to the world and represents a new season of music and art,” she said in a statement. “I cannot wait to finally share with the world what I have been working so hard on for the past few years. This is just the beginning.”
Even though it’s been months since the release of “2 On,” and the video was snubbed for a VMA, the single has steadily climbed its way up the charts. Tinashe will offer the Detail-produced “Pretend” featuring A$AP Rocky as the follow-up single before the month wraps up.