Exclusive: Tinashe Readies 'Joyride' for October

  /  08.11.2016

Tinashe’s Joyride is coming this fall.

After a series of delays, the R&B songstress has set a new date for her highly-anticipated sophomore album. “It’s coming in October, so very soon,” she told Rap-Up during the Bud Light Party L.A. Convention in Santa Monica, Calif.

She has collaborated with producers including Metro Boomin, Boi-1da, Ritz Reynolds, Joel Compass, and the hitmaking duo of The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, who produced three songs including her new single “Superlove.”


While she hasn’t finalized the tracklisting, her Young Thug collaboration is set to make the cut. “‘Party Favors’ will definitely be on the album,” she revealed. “The majority of the album was recorded even before 2016. It was mostly recorded in 2015. The heart of the album still remains the same and then I’m still just adding little tidbits, little touches, anything that inspires me throughout this year.”

But don’t expect too many guests. “As of right now, I’m kind of not really leaning towards more feature-heavy. I’m leaning more towards not going that route, but it’s still a possibility.”

Earlier this year, she cut her “Joyride World Tour” short to return to the studio. “Obviously you feel bad for letting anyone down, so pushing back any part of the tour was really hard for me,” she explained. “I feel like it was honestly the right thing to do. I was able to create some really amazing stuff in the last couple months for the album. Now I think it’s in an amazing place.”


On Friday, she will debut the Hannah Lux Davis-directed video for “Superlove,” which was inspired by “Baywatch.” “It’s really important to be hands on in the creative process for everything, from the visuals to the music,” she said. “I think visuals are a great part, as an artist, to be able to showcase, especially my dance ability because I’ve been dancing my whole life. I’m excited to have that be a part of the video.”

During Saturday’s Bud Light Party Convention, Tinashe hit the stage to perform her new single “Superlove” for the first time. Watch below.


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