Tinashe Talks One Wave Virtual Concert, Digitizing Herself + More!

Tinashe joined JoJo Wright in avatar-form to chat about producing her One Wave VR concert experience, song selection and more!

Tinashe has been working on this project for a while now. She talks about how it came about and the inspiration behind it.

I first started off with taking a lot of meetings to creatively come up with the concept of this performance. I really wanted to showcase a lot of different songs from my new album 'Songs For You' and show different environments and play with different outfits. It was amazing because I got to go and measure my body, they scanned my body and then they did a whole bunch of stuff that I don't really know how they do it. A lot of technical, a lot of very smart people behind the scenes created this whole thing and made it come to life.

She also explains that she wanted to play with different worlds and different moods that the songs give.

Tinashe, John Legend and others will be part of One Wave, a new series rolling out throughout the summer from livestreaming company Wave. Wave is part virtual-reality platform, part video game, and part streaming service. It teams up with its artists to develop shows for weeks before the actual livestream takes place.

Wave turns artists into digital avatars, which gives participants a more immersive, interactive experience than passive livestreaming options like Instagram Live, YouTube, and Twitch.

Fans can interact with artists and one another throughout the stream. Wave streams its shows through major streaming services like Facebook and YouTube, but also through its own app on Steam and Oculus.

Proceeds from the new series will go to nonprofits that need support amid the ongoing health crisis.

Check out JoJo's interview with Tinashe below!