Much like her Lost Kings collab “Quit You,” “Flame” sees the genre-hopping songstress diving a little deeper into pop princess territory as she ignites the spark with a former love on the mid-tempo production, produced by Stargate and Bloodpop.
“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/ Baby, tell me that you’ve still got the flame for me,” Tinashe cries out on-top of the infectious waves and waves of pulsating synthesizers. The song’s bridge is especially lush, as the pulsing synthesizers die down and allow dreamier sounds to swell into the speakers: “And I know and I know I can’t make you/ I can’t make you let go (don’t let go),” she croons. Simply gorgeous!
It’s an impeccably crafted pop moment – from the lyrics to the vocals to the melodies (“Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh“) to the production – but again, in usual Tinashe fashion, I’m not quite sure if this will be the song to score her that crossover hit. It’s more of a grower… What do you guys think?