As most of you know the journey for Tinashe‘s long awaited album ‘Joyride’ has been intense. The multi-talented LA based R&B singer has been working in the studio hard to make sure this is album that many have been waiting for the past two years. In a recent interview with Vulture, that’s where she describes and opens up on how she brought Joyride’s title track back who once belonged to Rihanna. Fun fact the name ‘Joyride’ was going to be Rihanna’s name for her 2016 album Anti. Tinashe‘s debut album will be out next week!
“We bought it back,” Tinashe said. “It’s kind of crazy and I’m not even 100 percent sure what happened. We created the track, I wanted it for my project, then all of a sudden I found out — I was told — that she had purchased the whole concept and beat for her project. Eventually when that didn’t come out on her project, I was like, “yup … still want it!” I named my album after it.”
“I’ll always feel like I can improve. I want to be a better performer, singer, dancer. Be smarter and more well-rounded. Be a better human being. But at the same time, I know what I’ve got. I know I’m good at what I do. I know I deserve to be where I am because I’ve worked really fucking hard.” ⚡️ @tinashenow talks her setbacks, dating in the age of Instagram, and releasing her long-delayed sophomore album, #Joyride, on her own terms, at the link in our bio. 📸: @joaocanziani
Later in the interview with Vulture, the “Faded Love” singer answers a question about the similarities between her story and Rihanna taking SZA‘s “Consideration” for her eighth studio album.
“At least Rihanna left SZA on the song,” the “No Drama”-singer said. “That’s nice. It’s interesting because you’re collaborating with a lot of different people who are also adding pieces and parts to your music. So when that happens, you have to have a good amount of synergy. It is a business and there are business opportunities that people want to take. For me, it’s about maintaining the core and staying focused on making the best music.”
Tinashe‘s Joyride will finally release on Friday (April 13), title track and all.
Read her entire Vulture interview here.