“I love female collaborations so the more, the better.”

It’s a big day for Tinashe.

She just dropped a new Tricky Stewart/The-Dream-produced song titled “Flame,” her formidable bid to takeover pop radio. There’s also a slick visual for the track on the way, so while we wait for that, salivate over the idea of a followup. It’s titled “Stop Lights” and will be released soon through Pepsi’s The Sound Drop, a collaboration with iHeartMedia, Shazam and Viacom that supports emerging artists “by providing tools to help heighten their visibility, produce content and build a deeper connection with fans,” Billboard reports.

“I’m really excited that the campaign features brand new music and that’s a big deal for me, to get some new music out there,” Tinashe told Rap-Up of “Stop Lights,” which she describes as high energy. “I wrote the song in my room. I recorded it in my room, so it’s definitely one of those personal songs to me. I’m really excited for everybody to hear it. Hopefully it gives you that good vibe and energy that we need to get through 2017 together.”

Tinashe also opens up about her forthcoming album Joyride. If you’re slightly familiar with the budding singer-songwriter, you’ll know the uphill battle it’s been to release it. “It’s going to come out when it comes out,” she said. “I’m just excited to continue to release new material. I have a lot of new music and I’m really excited about that. It’s all good things.”

And on that second Britney collabo we mentioned in the headline? “Britney has been somebody that I’ve idolized since I was really young, so being able to work with her, being able to share the stage with her, is really surreal and incredible. I’ve enjoyed the experience tremendously,” she said. “I would love to get Britney on another track. We’ll see if it happens. I heard she was open to it, so maybe. I love female collaborations so the more, the better.”

2017 is her year.

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