Tinashe is no stranger to life on the road: As a teenager, the now-22-year-old singer-producer toured with Justin Bieber as a member of the Stunners, a pop quintet. But it wasn't enough for her.
"When I was 18, I took it upon myself to create a home studio," she told Rolling Stone earlier this year. "That was when I started teaching myself how to record and mix my own stuff. I wrote and recorded it all there in my room."
Those early sessions eventually led to "2 On," one of the biggest R&B hits of 2014, and a headlining tour of her own. When that tour landed in the city where it all started, Tinashe let our cameras follow her through her preparations, then document the extra-hype set that closed the night. Later, she gave us her commentary on each of our shots. Photos by Theonepointeight