Get ready for a new era of Tinashe.
Less than a year after releasing her stellar debut album Aquarius — which spawned the singles “2 On” and “All Hands on Deck,” and even earned Kanye West’s praise — the 22-year-old is gearing up to release her sophomore LP, Joyride.
But make no mistake: this time around, Tinashe is hungry, confident, motivated, fierce… and motherf--ker, she won’t be ignored.
A new teaser trailer promoting the album features stark desert imagery as T muses, “Somehow I found myself here. Alone… trying desperately to get away from… the noise, the hatred. I know I have to go back. Something inside tells me…”
Then the beat drops and the words “So begins the era” flash onscreen. Tinashe continues her voiceover over more trippy visuals, declaring, “Maybe I have more to offer. I’ve discovered something out here […] Something so powerful. I need to share it with everyone. I can’t be ignored. Motherf--kers, I can’t be ignored.”
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Tinashe said Joyride, which is due out in November, will feature a collaboration with Drake, as well as tracks produced by hit makers like Max Martin and Dev Hynes. She also teased the LP’s first single, “Party Favors,” describing it as a “very in-your-face first impression.”
Tinashe most recently toured on Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour, and is joining Katy Perry’s South American dates before headlining her own tour in support of Joyride.
“I feel like I've been working really hard this year at developing a fan base, a touring base,” she told Rolling Stone. “I’m continuing to grow, but you always feel like you're a little bit underappreciated, undervalued. Especially for me, it's exciting to have new music and to give people a chance to rediscover me again.”
On Tuesday, Tinashe further celebrated her new era by releasing the sweaty, bare-bones video for the Aquarius song “Bet,” writing in the clip’s description, “End of Era.”