Tinashe’s biggest hit so far, the DJ Mustard-produced “2 On,” featured Schoolboy Q, and the rising R&B singer’s latest single from debut album Aquarius features Q’s buddy A$AP Rocky. “Pretend,” built on a gorgeous beat by “Drunk In Love” producer Detail, is a warm, spacious slow jam about suddenly falling into bed with somebody you thought was just a friend. “Let’s pretend I ain’t your friend/ So we can get it on again” goes the instantly ingratiating hook. Rocky shows up to do Rocky things near the end, but Tinashe’s performance is the showstopper here. If you haven’t already, get very excited for Aquarius starting now.
Aquarius is out 10/7 on RCA. Here’s an album trailer: