Amethyst (mixtape)

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Amethyst
Tinashe - Amethyst (cover).jpg
Mixtape by
ReleasedMarch 16, 2015
RecordedDecember 2014
GenreAlternative R&B[1]
Length27:15
LabelSelf-released
Producer
Tinashe chronology
Aquarius
(2014)
Amethyst
(2015)
Nightride
(2016)

Amethyst is the fourth mixtape by American singer Tinashe, released on March 16, 2015. The mixtape follows the release of her debut album Aquarius (2014). It was named for her birthstone. Tinashe wrote and recorded the mixtape in her bedroom over the 2014 Christmas vacation and released it as a "thank you" to her fans.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from BMI.[3][4]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Dreams Are Real"
  • Mae N. Maejor
  • Smash David
3:43
2."Wrong"Hemsworth4:20
3."Something to Feel"Nez & Rio2:26
4."Looking 4 It"
  • Kachingwe
  • Anthony "Legacy" Thomas
Legacy4:05
5."Wanderer"
3:19
6."Worth It" (featuring Iamsu!)Iamsu!4:51
7."Just the Way I Like You"
  • Kachingwe
  • Reynolds
  • Ritz Reynolds
4:31
Sample credits

Critical reception[edit]

Amethyst received generally positive reviews, with Pitchfork saying that "it reminds us that Tinashe has come to seem like a uniquely genuine presence in R&B". Jezebel also wrote a very positive review on the mixtape, describing the mixtape as "there's an ease and intellect, a fortitude and freedom".[5]

The mixtape was later named one of Complex' '15 Mixtapes That Should Have Won Grammys', stating that " Amethyst was one of 2015's strongest coming-of-age R&B projects, second only to Bieber if we expand that distinction to include pop".[6]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Pitchfork7.1/10[7]
HotNewHipHopVERY HOTTTTT[4]
PopMatters7/10[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leight, Elias (March 16, 2015). "Take a Break From Kendrick Lamar's Album: Listen to Tinashe's 'Amethyst' Mixtape". Billboard. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Carley, Brennan (March 16, 2015). "Download Tinashe's Sparkling New 'Amethyst' Mixtape | SPIN". Spin Media. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "BMI | Repertoire Search". repertoire.bmi.com. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b Lilah, Rose (16 March 2015). "Amethyst". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  5. ^ Shepherd, Julianne (March 18, 2015). "Tinashe's Amethyst Mixtape Is G-Funk for a New, Womanist Los Angeles". Jezebel (website). Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Maicki, Sal (May 10, 2016). "15 Mixtapes That Should Have Won Grammys". Complex. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Garvey, Meaghan (20 March 2015). "Tinashe: Amethyst Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  8. ^ Stevens, Nathan (May 4, 2015). "Tinashe: Amethyst". PopMatters. Retrieved April 8, 2018.