Nico & Vinz vs. Tinashe — The Boombox Battle
After three weeks at the top, Elle Varner’s winning streak is over. And that’s all thanks to newcomers Nico & Vinz. With their summer hit, ‘Am I Wrong,’ the Norwegian duo took a whopping 91.08 percent of the vote in this week’s Boombox Battle and left Elle and her track, ‘Don’t Wanna Dance,’ with only 8.92 percent.
‘Am I Wrong’ finds Nico and Vinz — born Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery — aiming to inspire with the mid-tempo track. Off their upcoming album, ‘Black Star Elephant,’ the pair sing from the heart and delve into finding one’s identity on the dance groove.
“I ain’t trying to what everybody else doing / Just cause everybody doing what they all do / If one thing, I know / I’ll fall but I’ll grow / I’m walking down this road of mine / This road that I call home,” Vinz sings.
Going against the R&B duo this week is Tinashe’s new track, ‘In the Meantime.’ With a fluid melody, T-Minus’ bouncy beat and Tinashe’s airy vocals, the song has a smooth sensuality that compliments her flirty lyrics. “In the meantime, f— in the meantime/ I need ya, but just for tonight, boy,” she sings.
‘In the Meantime’ is a track off her upcoming debut album, ‘Aquarius,’ out Oct. 7.
Who will win this week? Will the life-affirming, positive song by Nico & Vinz run away with the fan vote again? Or will Tinashe entrance fans to go over to her side? Only you can decide. Vote for your favorite artist’s song once per hour until the polls shut down on Tues., Aug. 26, at 10AM ET. Now get to it!
Listen to Nico & Vinz’s ‘Am I Wrong’
Listen to Tinashe’s ‘In the Meantime’
Rules of The Boombox Battle
Two artists and their respective songs compete against each other each week. The triumphant artist goes on to compete in the next The Boombox Battle. If an artist wins The Boombox Battle four times consecutively, their song will be honored in The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.