Tinashe vs. Luke James — The Boombox Battle
While Nico & Vinz had a good run as winners of the Boombox Battle, their reign has come to an end. Tinashe, who competed against the Norwegian duo, obliterated the competition in this week’s Boombox Battle with a whopping 94.76 percent of the vote.
‘In the Meantime’ is Tinashe’s latest track off her upcoming debut, ‘Aquarius,’ set to release on Oct. 7. With a fluid melody, T-Minus’ bouncy beat and the singer’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.
Luke James is this week’s opponent with his new song, ‘Dancing in the Dark,’ off his upcoming self-titled LP, scheduled for release Sept. 23. Singing in his breathy falsetto, the song has a bouncy, ’80s vibe that will make you want to punch your fist in the air or sway close to your boo. The crooner goes for sensual over emotional on this track as he sings about getting to know his lady better.
“I’m reaching for the parts, you are afraid to show / Let your love come down, let it overflow,” he sings in the second verse and adds, “What you’re feeling now / No, you are not alone.”
So who will win this battle of the sexes? Will Tinashe’s flirty lyrics earn the votes? Or will Luke’s adventurous sexiness woo the fans? It’s up to you to decide. Vote for your favorite artist’s song once per hour until the polls shut down on Tues., Sept. 2, at 10AM ET.
Listen to Tinashe’s ‘In the Meantime’
Listen to Luke James’ ‘Dancing in the Dark
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.