Stream Tinashe’s Fun, Silly Surprise Christmas EP Comfort & Joy
Last year, after a long time stuck in a smothering RCA contract, the gifted R&B singer went independent and released her album Songs For You. Since Tinashe is now putting out her own music, there’s nothing to stop her from dropping a single like “Rascal (Superstar)” or teaming up with an artist like the dance producer ZHU whenever the urge strikes her. And there’s also nothing to prevent Tinashe from putting out a damn Christmas record.
Today, as a holiday surprise, Tinashe has released what she calls “a cute lil Christmas EP.” The Comfort & Joy EP is exactly what Tinashe describes. There are no original tracks on Comfort & Joy. Instead, it’s Tinashe putting her breathy, futurist R&B spin on six yuletide standards.
This is definitely a minor work. There’s nobody on the planet who needs to hear Tinashe singing “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” in breathy tones over trap 808s. On the other hand, this is pretty fun! Tinashe co-produced the entire EP with her younger brother Quiet Child, and she’s clearly having a good time turning things like “Angels We Have Heard On High” into bedroom-R&B. Also, her version of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” is really good! Stream the EP below.
The self-released Comfort & Joy EP is out now.