Tinashe may have only just dropped much delayed sophomore album ‘Joyride,’ but she’s already has the set in rearview.
Case in point, the release today of new song ‘Like I Used To.’
Said to be lifted from an entirely fresh project (yes, already), the breezy R&B jam finds the newly-single chanteuse reflecting on a love gone wrong. Apt timing given her very public (and increasingly messy) split from NBA star Ben Simmons.
Take a listen below…
While this makes a for a somewhat solid listen, it doesn’t pack the heat or urgency needed from Nashe at this point.
The entire ‘Joyride’ debacle – pre and post release – has placed her in quite the predicament. Then factor in the fact that she’s yet to swing as hard as her debut track full stop and it makes the “oh, that’s cute” air the song evokes a little less acceptable.
At this juncture, she really ought to slap us over the face with undeniable bangers rather than transitional cuts like this; cuts that pleasantly plod along while sounding no different to music already out there in the Urban sphere.