While it's been a long wait for Tinashe's Joyride album, it's already been an exciting journey of seeing multiple musical sides of the multifaceted singer-songwriter. "Player" showed off her electro-pop sensibilities, "Superlove" gave us '90s R&B vibes, and now we get to hear her emotional, balladeer side with new single "Flame."
Take a listen to the smoking cut above that opens with a subtle, R&B-pop groove as Tinashe tenderly attempts to confirm there's still a spark between her and a lover: "And I say 'Baby, you can put it on me' / 'Cause I know I don't make it easy / My body hurts with every heart beat / Just say I'm not the only one." Before we know it, the song bursts into its emotional chorus where T belts, "C'mon, tell me that you still got the flame for me!" showing off some of her strongest vocals to date.
While we love seeing Tinashe get fierce on slinky bop like "2 On" or "Company," a song like "Flame" shows off a much more sensitive side of the star which is a welcome change. Though, we're really hoping when she performs it live that there's still impressive choreography or, at least, a remixed dance breakdown to show off her must-see-to-believe performance skills.