Tinashe isn’t done handing out “party favors” yet. And thank goodness for that, because the 22-year-old’s upcoming sophomore album, Joyride, is already looking like one of the fall’s hotly anticipated releases.
T teased the “new era” of her career with the Young Thug-assisted “Party Favors” last month,
but that wasn’t her first official Joyride single. That honor goes to “Player,” a dance-infused, club-ready banger that’s all bumpy beats and twinkling synths. This one’s a lot more uptempo and radio-friendly, thanks to the hitmaking pop collaborators involved: Chloe Angelides (Nicki Minaj), Lulou Loules (Carly Rae Jepsen) and Alex Purple (Demi Lovato).
“You better stay up, player/ you better keep up, player/ cause tonight is a game changer,” T sings, challenging Chris Brown, who comes in guns blazing with an explicit, half-rapped verse. In the end, though, he’s simply no match for T. Game over.
And if you don’t bat for Team Breezy, that’s OK — there’s also a Brown-less version, which is just as flame-worthy.
Tinashe announced Joyride, the follow-up to last year’s Aquarius, with a trippy teaser trailer last month that promises a new era of her music. She has yet to reveal an official release date, but the LP’s likely due in November.