The 25-year-old singer initially teased the project all the way back in 2015, well before she would deliver her sophomore effort, Nightride. After releasing a number of disappointing singles intended for Joyride, Tinashe said she decided to rework the project and take control over its direction.
“I had moments of feeling discouraged, but I was never going to give up on the project. So from my perspective it was always going to come out—one way or another,” she recently told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s completely different. I think the theme and the general mood and essence is the same but most of the tracks have been revamped since then. I feel like I’ve grown a lot, and that’s reflective in the music. I’m glad that it took the time that it took to get the project to the point it’s at now.”
Tinashe has finally unleashed the long-awaited Joyride on all major streaming services. The 13-track album includes the previously released singles “No Drama” featuring Offset, “Faded Love” with Future, and “Me So Bad” assisted by Ty Dolla Sign and French Montana. The album also includes a guest appearance by Little Dragon, as well as production by Hit-Boy, T-Minus, and Stargate.
You can stream Joyride now on Apple Music/Spotify or download it on iTunes.
During a recent interview on Hot 97, Tinashe said she will announce the album's supporting tour in the near future. She also talked about being in a relationship with 76ers star Ben Simmons.