On the surface, Tinashe has always seemed to check all of the boxes for things one would need to become a star in music, but for whatever reason she’s never really been able to breakout. Maybe it’s because she’s always felt like a diet-Rihanna industry plant, maybe it’s because her sound has never really evolved, maybe it’s something else, I’m not sure, but whatever the case may be, I’ve always “liked” most of the stuff she’s put out it’s just never really left a lasting impact. It’s a feeling that continues on Joyride where yes, she does have a nice voice and yes there are a fair amount of head nodding pop numbers, but once again it was an experience that left me feeling largely indifferent. It checks all the boxes for what a pop album should have but misses out on the soul and personality needed to make it really stand out.
“It feels like I’ve been fightin’ in a war
And I don’t know what the fuck I’m fightin’ for
Darlin’, you said, “Forever’s a fool’s game”
I played along and watched you make your bed
While somehow pretendin’ this would never end”
Have you heard Joyride? What’d you think about it? Did you find it to be rather generic pop? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions for the album.
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