Tinashe’s Saved rescues the day with bouncy riffs

Saved:Tinashe

Saved:Tinashe

This debut album, from a south London singer/songwriter who spent his childhood in Harare, is a warm, soulful pop treat. Led by bouncing piano chords, Good Times showcases Tinashé’s knack for matching an addictive melody with pithy couplets about young urban life. Strumming guitars dominate jangly indie number The Feeling, while surging drums and an African choir feature on the jubilant Zambezi. Tinashé combines confessional realism with a penchant for inhabiting other characters. Repeatedly singing that ‘life is hard’ on Pieces Of Paper, it’s clear Tinashé has been through the mill but Saved sustains an appealingly buoyant, never-say-die attitude. A few tracks offer more average commercial fare but at its Jamie T-meets-Afrobeat best, Saved is quality pop with a winning twist. A few tracks offer more average commercial fare but at its Jamie T-meets-Afrobeat best, Saved is quality pop with a winning twist.

Source: Metro.co.uk

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