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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the R&B singer features guest appearances from 6LACK, G-Eazy, MAKJ, and Ms Banks.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  1. 80
    Songs For You is triumphant; those unexpected pivots more often than not being pulled off with an addictive energy. For those that had given up hope, Songs For You is a sign that you should never count Tinashe out just yet. Now fully back in control, her only way is up.
  2. Dec 4, 2019
    79
    On Songs for You, Tinashe shows off how adept she is at flitting between genres, hopping on moody, woozy R&B, sun-dappled G-funk, ’80s pop, acoustic devotionals, club-worthy drum ’n’ bass and skittering trap, sometimes in the span of a single song without so much as straining her airy, but substantial soprano. There are a few songs left over from a scrapped album with RCA, but here, they feel part and parcel of the vision Tinashe has for herself.
  3. Dec 4, 2019
    77
    It isn’t fair that it took years of label mishandling to get here, but Tinashe has finally found equilibrium.
  4. Rolling Stone
    Jan 14, 2020
    70
    The risk-taking singer masterfully draws you into her romantic pleasures and anxieties. [Jan 2020, p.84]
  5. Tinashe flips so aggressively between genres that the record becomes unfocused and sporadic. Of course there’s nothing wrong with Tinashe showing emotional duality, but in transitioning so sharply from R&B to rap to stadium pop to EDM, ‘Songs For You’ makes you feel a little dizzy.
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  1. Dec 6, 2019
    10
    Zero skips! This I s everything long time. fans could ask for and this is quality music
  2. Dec 4, 2019
    10
    Best project. Tinashe indepent is free abd happy. She put all your Soul in This, and I cant stop playing
  3. Dec 15, 2019
    10
    Her most cohesive project. One of the best albums of the year. Being an independent artist has really pushed Tinashe to her best.
  4. Dec 9, 2019
    10
    FreeNashe did that! The album feels authentic, I can connect with Tinashe more then I ever could. Plus it's full of.. Cosmic bops and herFreeNashe did that! The album feels authentic, I can connect with Tinashe more then I ever could. Plus it's full of.. Cosmic bops and her breaking heart. I love it Expand
  5. Jan 11, 2020
    10
    Her best work. Her label was really holding her back. I love it so much. My faves are Perfect Crime, Save Room For Us, and Know Better. Been aHer best work. Her label was really holding her back. I love it so much. My faves are Perfect Crime, Save Room For Us, and Know Better. Been a Tinashe stan since 2015 Expand
  6. Dec 6, 2019
    10
    After all she went through with prior record label RCA, it’s such a breath of fresh air for her to go independent and have no rules to followAfter all she went through with prior record label RCA, it’s such a breath of fresh air for her to go independent and have no rules to follow and we see her true self. This album is so beautiful from start to finish. I’m so proud of her and how she endured the things she went through. Expand
  7. Jan 13, 2020
    9
    EXCELLENT WORK,R&B princess Tinashe came with the bops!
    Experimental but very Tinashe at the same time,loved it!

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