iigoru (iigoru) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Princess @Tinashe talks gaining respect, her new album and why R&B isn't dying.

- She still didn't met Nicki. “Every time I say that, people are like, ‘Whaat?’ I know, it’s crazy. It’s not as simple as you would think … "

- Says the biggest difference between her first album and her new one is that now she doesn't have to go through a lot of auditions, and that the producers are more familiar with her and respect her more. "I’ve definitely gained some respect in the music community on that side of things. So people know that I’m not just some cute girl, with just a song. They know that I’m in this for real."

- She talks about releasing music independently and how she have "grown to realize the incredible asset that a label can provide for you"."If you sign to a label expecting them to do everything for you, you’re going to be very, very disappointed. They don’t do artist development anymore, you basically have to create yourself as an artist and they just give you a platform. They can help promote you and get onto the radio. The new way that I look [at] my record label is better than how I did before. It’s not as collaborative as you would think, it’s more about, you got to make the shit happen yourself and then they can help you with budgets.

- She says the traditional version of R&B is less prominent than it has been in the past, but that it isn't going to die because there's always going to be fans of it. "Things just go in and out of being popular and I think that right now, R&B is definitely shifting and changing, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing, I actually think that it’s a great thing because all genres are going through a transitional period. Pop, rock ‘n’ roll, even country, are seeing a lot of blending of the genres with other influences mixing them up. I think that’s it’s cool for R&B to be able to be a part of it. I would like, in a way, to be able to have this new version of R&B reignite interest in the genre."

Also, she may be dropping a "How Many Times" video or something because:

...and then:

...and now:

source 1, 2, 3, 4
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