Tinashe Releases Hot New Single ‘Flame’

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After dropping her Nightride mixtape in January, Tinashe returns with a hot new single titled “Flame.” The Sir Nolan-produced record finds the California asking her lover not to give up on their relationship.

“C’mon, tell me that you’ve still got the flame for me / And tell me that you still want to stay, don’t leave / Even though I’ve never given up in my heart / Even though a part, a part of me don’t work,” Tinashe sings on the catchy hook.

“Flame” is an infectious track that blends Tinashe’s signature sound with pop elements. The song will appear on Tinashe’s sophomore album, Joyride, which will represent a different side of her.

Tinashe compared Nightride and Joyride in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I see them as two things that are equally the same,” she said. “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.”

In other news, Tinashe has been announced as Pepsi’s newest Sound Drop artist. The Sound Drop platform, which spotlights today’s hottest, rising stars, will also be integrated into the newest season of Empire, as part of a storyline featuring Tinashe. Alongside rapper Jidenna, Tinashe will play herself in a multi-episode storyline which will involve the creation of a visual album for the character Jamal.

Listen to “Flame” by Tinashe below.

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Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B

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Khalid Shares New Song ‘OTW’ Featuring 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign

Khalid teams up with his R&B colleagues 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign for his new single titled “OTW.” On the slow banger — produced by Nineteen85, Idan Kalai and Brian Alexander Morgan — the R&B gents sing about how they will always be there for their love interest.

“Put it in drive, I’ll be outside, I’ll be on the way / I’ll be on the way / You can meet me in five, I’ll be all night, I’ll be all day,” Khalid sings on the chorus.

Dolla $ign adds, “Come with me on this mission (ooh yeah, ooh yeah) / Riding down the coast (ooh yeah).”

6LACK comes in on the third verse. “You tryna make a move / Tonight I got the time, tell me what you wanna do,” he sings.

“OTW” follows Khalid’s duet with Normani, “Love Lies,” which has over 171 million streams on Spotify. It is also his first solo single since 2017’s “Young Dumb & Broke” from his debut album, American Teen.

Listen to “OTW” below.

Traci, Toni, Towanda and Trina Braxton Unite on New Song ‘Broken Things’

Traci Braxton enlists her sisters Toni Braxton, Towanda Braxton and Trina Braxton for her new song titled “Broken Things.”

On the heartfelt tune, which was originally teased on Braxton Family Values in 2016, the sisters sing about putting their pride aside to end the “cold war” that’s going on between them. “Who can fix these broken things? / Who can put us back together now that we’re undone?” they sing.

Last month, Toni released her first album in eight years, Sex & Cigarettes, which included her hit single “Long As I Live.” Meanwhile, Traci is gearing up to release her sophomore album later this year, which will feature “Broken Things.” The album will follow her 2014 project Crash and Burn. 

Listen to “Broken Things” below.

Stream Mýa’s’ New Album ‘T.K.O. (The Knock Out)’

Just one-day shy of her self-titled debut album’s 20th anniversary, Mýa releases her eighth album T.K.O (The Knock Out).

The album includes 12 tracks with guest appearances from rappers and musicians GoldLink, AGuyNamedCliff and MyGuyMars. Mýa T.K.O. also includes her previously released tracks “Damage,” “Ready for Whatever,” “Ready, Pt. II” and “You Got Me.”

T.K.O (The Knock Out) will follow Mya’s 2016 album, Smoove Jones, which was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 59th Grammy Awards.

Tomorrow (April 21) marks the 20th anniversary of Mya’s self-titled debut album. The platinum-selling LP featured two top 10 singles: “Movin’ On” featuring Silkk The Shocker and “It’s All About Me” featuring Sisqo.

Stream T.K.O (The Knock Out) below.

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