Tinashe made quite the re-entry last week with new single ‘No Drama.’
The Offset assisted jam serves as one of three fresh tracks lifted from the R&B belle’s long-awaited second album ‘Joyride.’
And while its pulsating beat should ensure club and radio play, the 24-year-old star seems keen to spotlight its lyric punchiness too.
In an interview with Genius, the California native expands on some of what the cut is trying to get across.
Speaking on the line “tried to be myself, but they want AKA me” she said:
“Y’all can say I’m not doing this or I’m falling off or I’m not gonna be around. They wanna kill me off. They won’t JFK me. Not today. Not today [laughs]”
She continued on, adding:
“People are always trying to, I feel like, fit me into a particular box and say “oh you’re this” or “you’re that” or “we can put a label on you.” And I genuinely feel I don’t fit into any of these boxes and I’m just legitimately always just trying to be myself.”
We “get” her frustration, but ultimately she’s tasked with keeping it pushing and carving out her lane. Here’s hoping the ‘Joyride’ era sees her establish the artistic identity she wants the masses to see.