Tinashe has released her sizzling new video for “Flame,” the Eighties-inspired first single off the singer’s upcoming Joyride LP.
The video traces a relationship as it literally goes up in flames: In the beginning, things between Tinashe and her man are copacetic, but as “Flame” progresses, the couple splinters, with the singer eventually seeking revenge against her ex.
The solution: Burning down her lover’s house with the help of two bottles of vodka and a sparkler. Tinashe then dances in the glow of the blazing structure while her ex stares stupefied at the charred remains of his home and their relationship.
“Flame” is Tinashe’s first new song since the surprise arrival of her 2016 LP Nightride, a precursor of sorts to the perpetually delayed Joyride.
“I see them as two things that are equally the same,” Tinashe told Rolling Stone in November of Nightride and Joyride. “I think you can be a combination of things, and that’s what makes people human and complex. They are equally me. I don’t like to be limited to one particular thing so I want to represent that duality and that sense of boundlessness in my art.”