Tinashe Explores ASMR

In this Celebrity ASMR interview, R&B singer/songwriter Tinashe explores autonomous sensory meridian response with whispers and sounds. The performer shares the story behind writing one of her biggest singles, her love of joy rides, gum, and her earliest years as a signer in a girl band.

Released on 1/22/2019

Credits

Starring: Tinashe

Transcript

00:03
[popping]
00:05
I'm not very good at blowing bubbles.
00:08
[laughing]
00:15
Hi, I'm Tinashe and today I'm going to be exploring
00:18
ASMR for W Magazine.
00:21
We're gonna be doing an audio-sonic tour of my life
00:26
and career.
00:27
Get ready, this is going to be so soothing.
00:32
As a child I would always choreograph and direct
00:35
a Christmas performance for my family,
00:38
but on a much grader scale.
00:39
I also happened to be in the movie, The Polar Express;
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you may be familiar with the popular children's book.
00:47
Let's read it, shall we?
00:56
[paper rustling]
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Beautiful
01:06
The pages turning is so heavenly.
01:10
[paper rustling and squeaking]
01:23
Now I am going to be making a snowball.
01:30
Alright.
01:32
[ice crunching]
01:48
Icy.
01:57
I really love writing songs in my car,
02:01
in fact I named my last album, Joyride
02:05
because I love going on joyrides.
02:08
To represent this here are some keys.
02:12
[keys jangling]
02:31
Vroom vroom,
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We're gonna play with this toy car.
02:42
[car scraping]
02:57
[wheels rattling]
03:02
Vroom vroom bithch.
03:05
[wheels rattling]
03:20
Most of the songs that are very dear to my heart
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have been written in my car.
03:30
When I was young I was in a girl group called The Stunners
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and we had an amazing, amazing song called bubblegum.
03:40
Don't look it up.
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But this is about bubblegum.
03:45
So to represent this time in my life
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I think you know what I'm about to do.
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[wrapper crinkling]
04:01
[gum squisihing]
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It's a firm one.
04:16
I need some more saliva.
04:22
Let's try two pieces at once.
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[wrapper rustling]
04:33
[gum squishing]
04:40
It's delicious.
04:58
[gum popping]
05:09
[gum popping]
05:11
You may be familiar with one of my most popular songs, 2 On.
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I wrote it with a group of friends, in a garage, in 2011.
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It's pretty much about getting lit, super lit,
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so let's pour some vodka, shall we?
05:32
Alright, there's a wrapper on it.
05:51
[ice rattling]
05:58
[bottle gurgling]
06:05
[liquid and ice rattling]
06:18
Cheers.
06:22
[liquid and ice rattling]
06:28
It didn't glug anymore.
06:31
I have the privilege of being part of RENT Live,
06:35
my character Mimi lights a candle
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in one of the famous numbers in the musical.
06:42
So today we are going to light a candle.
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[matchsticks rattling]
06:57
[cardboard scraping]
07:05
That match is weird.
07:17
[snickers]
07:20
Let's try it again.
07:30
[flame crackling]
07:36
You can't hear fire.
07:40
[flame crackling]
07:53
Thank you so much for listening to my life and career
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on A
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R,
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my name is
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Tinashe.
08:07
Thank you W Magazine for having me.