[Review] Tinashe at House of Blues Chicago

 

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Beyoncé once famously said “a diva is a female version of a hustler.” By this definition, Tinashe is a diva. Although she displays no diva behavior (she still lives at home with her parents) she definitely hustles. She has self-produced tracks for her mix tapes from her bedroom, been the opening act for veterans in the game like Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj and now she is going on a worldwide tour for an album that isn’t even out yet.

Tinashe’s hustler spirit was evident in her performance. Although she had very intricate and physically taxing choreography, she sang live the entire show. While her sophomore album, “Joyride”, isn’t released yet, she did perform songs off the forthcoming album, including the Metro Boomin produced track “Ride of Your Life” and her current single “Player.”  During “Party Favors,” the first promotional single for the album, her dancers threw out Blow Pops to the crowd.

While the show was high energy, Tinashe did slow it down, performing a medley of Janet Jacksons’s “That’s The Way Love Goes” with Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love,” which showed off her strong vocals.

Although an officially release date hasn’t been announced for “Joyride,” Tinashe thanked fans for the patience and believing in her.

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