No Drama

Album: Joyride (2018)
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  • Tinashe tells us she doesn't have any time for drama on this sultry R&B track.

    Said I'm fallin' off, but they won't JFK me
    Tried to be myself, but they won't AKA me
    AKA a popstar AKA a problem
    AKA don't hold me back, I swear I got 'em


    Tinashe explained in a Genius attribution: "'No Drama' is just kind of a bossy song. I really wanted to come with some attitude. I wanted to say something that meant something. I think the past few years that I've been working on this project has been a lot of feeling like I have to prove myself and continuing to push against adversity. That's kind of really what this song is about."
  • Tinashe teams up with Migos' Offset, who spits a verse about jet-setting and getting high, as well as his signature ad-libs.

    "This song has a lot of energy, so I thought whoever was gonna rap on it had to have a lot of energy," explained Tinashe. "And who has more energy than Offset? He has amazing ad libs. I was like, that would be perfect for this song. I think the day that I cut it, I was like, 'We gotta get Offset.' The producers were like, 'Really?' And I was like, 'Yes.' We made it happen. So, that's awesome."
  • The fierce beat is courtesy of the Norwegian record producing and songwriting team Stargate, who have also worked with Rihanna and Katy Perry. Tinashe recalled how the song came together:

    "It was a great day. The day that this song was written, I went to Stargate. They're the producers. They have this crazy house in Santa Monica. Multiple floors and all these crazy studios. I went over to their spot, and they had a reference track for this song. I heard it, and I felt like this beat was really hard. Like this energy is super good. So, then I took it and kind of rewrote it. Made it feel more like me, cut it, then it was like a sunny day."
  • Tinashe told Consequence of Sound: "It's not about any particular person. It's just kind of a mood, how I feel, I guess to the public more than a specific person."

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