Tinashe is on fire! After releasing new single “Bet” feat. Devonté Hynes of Blood Orange, Tinashe released the music video for her latest collaboration with A$AP Rocky – “Pretend.” Her first full-length album, Aquarius, is slated for release on October 7th from RCA Records.
The video has a vague schoolboy/schoolgirl vibe, opening to Tinashe working at a desk in a library, and her fictional boo coming up behind her. The video follows her relationship with this guy, interspersed with shots of A$AP throwing money at girls dancing in a smoky club and sweeping overhead shots of mountains and misty forests. Cute shots follow of Tinashe and her man in school, flirting and doing couple-y stuff, while Tinashe throws A$AP some sultry eye action at the other end of the hallway.
About halfway through the video, A$AP catches Tinashe’s guy receiving a lap dance in the club. He confronts him in typical valiant dope boy swag fashion, and proceeds the threaten the two-timer making a gun with his fingers. Throughout the video, Tinashe croons: “Let’s pretend it’s my first time / So you can really blow my mind / Let’s pretend we never met / A good excuse to play forget / Let’s pretend you never lied / So I can give it up all night.”
Towards the end of the video, Tinashe’s man enters a dark warehouse and is jumped by guys in black hoodies. The video ends as Tinashe, walking away from the wear house wearing all black, enters a fully-blacked out Lincoln town car.
Overall the video is absolutely sexy, the chemistry between Tinashe and A$AP palpable. Not to mention, it’s a pretty heartwarming moment when the Harlem Dope Boy stands up to defend the “2 On” singer’s honor. The best part of the whole video comes after the mysterious beau runs games on Tinashe, and the camera cuts to her on top of a mountain belting out her lamenting ballad in the snow.
Watch the full video here:
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