Tinashe’s (very) long-awaited album Joyride is only days away and it’s safe to say fans are counting down the days. Her last tease from the project was the Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana assisted track “Me So Bad” that arrived last week, marking the third single release from the project.
Today Tinashe revisited her first drop from the album, “No Drama,” for a performance on Good Morning America showing f her dance skills, decked in a shimmering two-piece suit and a stellar group back up dancers. Watch her performance below.
Speaking on her upcoming tape, Tinashe admitted “there were a lot setbacks.”
“I made the mistake even talking about the project too soon,” she previously told Vulture. “When I look back on the entire journey it, I’m very thankful for the time that it did take. It pushed me to create the version the album that is coming out now. It was important that it ended up taking as long as it did.”
Joyride will hit streaming platform on April 13th.
Tinashe has finally come through for her fans as she’s just released the ficial date arrival and album cover for her anticipated album Joyride. Earlier today we posted about assumptions circling the web that entertained the idea that it would be dropped on April 13th and the clues have proven to be true!
Taking to Instagram, the “No Drama” singer posts a photo the album cover with the caption “The wait is over. JOYRIDE 4•13.”
Joyride has been a few years in the making – we’re talking all the way back to September 2015. She even postponed her tour in April 2016 to finish the album but still, it didn’t arrive. Since then she’s dropped f some singles and even her Nightride project but fans always had this sophomore album in the back their heads.
So far she’s released the Future-assisted track “No Drama” and “Faded Love” as singles. The next thing Tinashe could do is reveal a tracklist – that would really get us going!
In the meantime peep her latest video below – it’s a good one.
Tinashe has posted a short clip her stripped down performance “No Drama,” on her Instagram account. We have been lucky enough to unearth a full version for your eyes and ears. Tinashe begins by explaining the new arrangement, by way stripping the song down with live instrumentation, and increasing her vocal output in lieu Offset’s absence in this exclusive version.
Shades purple envelope the group as they perform to a private audience. The standard trap 808s are replaced with a complete and varied drum performance. The musicians collaborate effectively in confidence Tinashe’s vocal lead. It’s no secret that her music is best appreciated by a somewhat discerning audience. Her “nocturnal electronic sensibility” is most comprehensible when the freedom the musical ear is left undeterred.
This session is part the “SONY Lost In Music” series. The series aims to defamiliarize audiences with “unforgettable new musical experiences” their favorite artists.
Watch as Tinashe takes her show on the road to SXSW this weekend. “No Drama”comes f Tinashe’s upcoming sophomore release Joyride. Check out the session for yourself.