audio review : Spacetime ( song ) … Tinashe

“I see God when you eat it,” Tinashe says to the guy, or girl, she’s in sinful lust with. She carelessly refers to that feeling as love, but it’s because she’s caught up in the moment of getting her pussy sucked in the back of a lavish vehicle with tinted windows. Perhaps that’s what’s giving the night sky a “sapphire” tinge.

The music, intergalactic erotica produced by a rock-hard Stephen Spencer, sets the mood, but it’s Tinashe’s songcraft that soars. Some of her lyrics are juvenile, almost to the point of cringeyness, but the chorus is indeed quite lovely. “Lost a little piece of my mind,” it goes, “floating somewhere off in spacetime.”

my rating = 4 of 5


audio review : Nightride ( album ) … Tinashe

audio review : Cryin Through The Night ( song ) … Stevie Wonder

Stevie wonders why he has the blues. It’s because he lost the best woman he’s ever had to a friend of his. That means his friend, a guyfriend, stole his girlfriend. Colloquialisms aside, it’s another case of romantic heartbreak. So instead of sleeping, all this sorrowful ex can do is weep, all night, “like a weeping willow”. The music is a bit zesty for the theme, but the best parts are the way the horns go soaring through the bridge.

my rating = 4 of 5


audio review : Characters ( album ) … Stevie Wonder