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(New York, NY — November 2, 2015) – Today, RCA Records recording artist Tinashe premieres the new music video for her first single “Player” featuring Chris Brown from her forthcoming sophomore album, Joyride. The visual received its exclusive world premiere in New York City’s Times Square today at 4:30 PM.
To commemorate this special moment, Tinashe surprised a select group of her fans earlier today by inviting them to take a “Joyride” with her to the video premiere. Upon arrival, Tinashe treated her fans to an exclusive first look of the video on Sony’s Times Square billboard.
In the sultry visual directed by Emil Nava (Calvin Harris, Jennifer Lopez, Ellie Goulding), Tinashe battles various “players” through numerous dance styles including tango, contemporary and hip-hop in a video game-esque style. The video concludes with a sensual dance-off with Tinashe and Chris Brown.
“Player,” produced by LULOU and Alex Purple, will be included on the singer/songwriter’s upcoming second album, Joyride, which will be released via RCA Records. Written and recorded over the past year, Joyride will be the follow up to 2014’s critically acclaimed debut album, Aquarius.
Upon releasing Aquarius after a slew of buzzed-about, self-made mixtapes, Tinashe quickly became one of the most talked-about and exciting emerging artists. In the wake of Aquarius, Tinashe found herself on many “best of 2014” year-end lists, saw her unstoppable debut single “2 On” go Platinum, covered magazines such as V Magazine and ACCLAIM, was honored as one of 2015’s ELLE Women in Music, performed for Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander Wang, was hand-picked by Janet Jackson to perform a tribute to her at the 2015 BET Awards and became the face of Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply Fall/Winter 2015-2016 campaign. Tinashe toured relentlessly behind Aquarius, taking her live show around the world several times over, including sold-out shows across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East, as well as opening slots on arena tours with Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry.