After what seems to be like a never-ending story of delays, Tinashe‘s Joyride is finally here! The “No Drama” singer has been on the promo circuit gearing fans up for the album’s release. Last night, she joined featured artist Offset on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon stage to perform a live version of their chart-topping collaborative hit.
Tinashe, along with the rest of the world, has waited almost two-and-a-half years for the release of the 13-track sophomore project. She initially announced the project back in 2015, following the success of her debut album but due to RCA’s agenda, more attention was given to other artists over the pop-R&B diva in the making. While we waited, the Cali-native served us up mixtapes Nightride and Amethyst.
Aside from Offset, Joyride features appearances from Little Dragon, Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana, and Future on the second single, “Faded Love.” The album’s production was a joint effort between super-producers StarGate, A1, Hit-boy, Hitmaka, & more.
Tinashe is known for injecting her seductive R&B, edgy pop, and nocturnal electronic sensibility into the music realm. No matter the time, she’s always on an ready to deliver.
“I feel more sure of myself than I did on my first album. I don’t ever wanna come from a position of vulnerability again. I feel powerful, confident, and happy, like this is it. The music reflects that. There’s emotion still, but it doesn’t ever have to feel [sad]. The last song, ‘Fire and Flames,’ especially, is about understanding and calmness and things will be as they will be. I’m taking life as it comes, which is the theme of the Joyride universe. The lows are part of the journey, and I feel centered knowing that.”
Stream Joyride below.