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Tinashe’s ‘Superlove’ Sounds Like The Pop Cousin Of Nicki Minaj’s ‘Super Bass’

And that’s a very, very good thing

After a series of stops, starts, leaks, and canceled tours, Tinashe’s Joyride era is actually, finally revving its engine.

On Friday, she made her triumphant return with “Superlove” (not to be confused with the Charli XCX song of the same name), a sleek, lovelorn banger that sounds like the poppier cousin of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” The track boasts pristine production from The-Dream and Tricky Stewart — the duo behind Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” and Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” just to name a few — and with “Superlove,” Tinashe may just have a summer smash of her own.

With its flirtatious, free-flowing vibes and playfully rapped second verse, “Superlove” is a far more upbeat jam than “Player” and “Party Favors,” both of which Tinashe put out late last year. In a press release promoting the new single, she says the new track was born out of her desire to “release a song that promotes positivity, love, and light.”

“‘Superlove’ is a celebration of happiness. More specifically, it celebrates the kind of happiness that is so immense and infectious, that you can’t help but to rejoice in it,” she said. “I hope to eulogize this wonderful energy and make people feel good, love harder, and dance together.”

“Superlove” is being billed as the lead single from Tinashe’s upcoming sophomore album, Joyride, due for release this fall.