Written by Aidan Werder
Last week, multi-talented Queens-native singer, actress, and all-around powerhouse, Tashi dropped the music video for “Her Over Me” – a powerful cover/remix of her dear friend, Rich Lowe’s “Him Over Me.”
Tashi immediately fell in love with the message and vulnerability of the song from a male’s perspective. Resonating with the emotion of the track, she felt drawn to cover the song to tell the same story, but from the female perspective.
The video, shot and directed by the talented GVI Films is an intimated, stripped-down look at Tashi as she deals with the aftermath of heartbreak – watching as she deals with the harsh reality that her lover has chosen someone else. The difficulty of meeting that moment is captured in the director’s choices – in addition to the Janelle Cambridge choreography – as we watch Tashi wrestle with the question “What does she have that I don’t?”
In addition to being a talented singer and performer, Tashi is also a successful working actress having performed in a variety of television and film. She’s been featured on shows like HBO’s Betty and Random Acts of Flyness, Amazon’s The Untitled Tracy Oliver Project, and the 2019 feature film Shaft alongside Samuel L Jackson. In 2013, Tashi – real name Tashiana Washington – starred in Adam Leon’s indie film Gimme The Loot which won Best Narrative Feature at SXSW and played at the Cannes Film Festival, for which she was nominated for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance.
Commercially, Tashi has been featured in Above the Influence’s “Huggin The Block” PSA as well as a Fiat 500 commercial alongside Jennifer Lopez and most recently, a Capital One commercial alongside Jimmy Fallon. You can also find her featured in a variety of print media including Elle, Rolling Stone, Vibe, Essence, Women’s Health, and Complex – the latter of which included her in their list of “25 Actresses You Need To Know.”
Now, after this powerhouse performance on “Her Over Me,” Tashi better be on your Need To Know List. You’ll definitely be seeing more from this multi-talented performer in the future – so keep an eye out for Tashi in your favorite films and TV shows, and be ready for more stunning tracks like “Her Over Me” – the video for which you can check out below.