New Music: Tinashe f/ A$AP Rocky – ‘Pretend’

With her ScHoolboy Q-assisted hit “2 On” still burning up the airwaves, Tinashe teams with A$AP Rocky on the Detail-produced follow-up “Pretend.” The L.A. singer swallows her pride and gives her man another shot, while Rocky delivers a jiggy verse.

“When I’m looking for love, I pretend it’s you / A love that never ends,” she coos over a crashing snare.

“The song with Rocky is definitely kind of a contemporary-sounding song,” Tinashe told Rap-Up TV. “It doesn’t really sound like a lot of other songs on the radio, but it’s a midtempo feel and it’s kinda minimalistic in the track.”

Her debut album Aquarius arrives October 7 featuring contributions from Future (“How Many Times”), Boi-1da, Jasper, Stargate, and more.