?Tinashe is an admitted member of the more-is-more school of thought: "I grew up in the era of steady content, every day, all day," says the 22-year-old, calling in from her tour with Nicki Minaj days after playing Billboard tracks off her upcoming sophomore LP in a downtown Manhattan studio. "Days off drive me crazy -- I just sit around and I think about all the shit I could be doing."
In four prolific years since leaving both an acting career and girl group The Stunners behind in 2011, Tinashe released three alt-R&B mixtapes; 2014 debut studio album Aquarius (featuring her DJ Mustard-produced "2 On" with Schoolboy Q, which hit No. 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart); and her free Amethyst EP in March. Now, less than a year after Aquarius, while opening for Nicki Minaj and prepping for a run supporting Katy Perry, she has found time to record 30 tracks for her new, as-yet-untitled album, tentatively scheduled for November on RCA.