TINK debuts her latest contribution to R&B today, her new album Pillow Talk. This 16-track album, her most honest and vulnerable to date, shows Tink’s potential fully realized and now flourishing more than ever before. Pillow Talk is a tour de force of Tink’s prowess as an R&B prodigy, encompassing technical elements of production, arrangements, and features and carefully balancing them against components such as exquisite lyricism and nuanced themes of being in love to self-love.
Executive produced by multi-platinum producer and VP of A&R at Empire – Hitmaka, the album features an impressive roster of artists including 2 Chainz, TOOSI, Fabolous, G Herbo, Muni Long, and more. At its core, Pillow Talk is the product of years of evolution shining through as an authentic representation of Tink’s longevity in music and her ability to shine a light on her newfound identity as an effortlessly authentic, raw, and genuine singer/songwriter.
On track “Oooh Triflin,” feat. Fabolous; a powerful anthem of realization and self-awareness as she embarks on her journey of self-love. In Triflin, Tink realizes in a moment of sudden awareness that the men she spends time with are not worth the effort and love, asserting that she will no longer continue to wait for someone to change. In contrast, her track “Goofy” illustrates the nuances of how powerful attraction can blind judgment and self-awareness. On “Goofy,” Tink admits “I ought to be ashamed, my momma she ain’t raise me like that,” while acknowledging that “usually I’m independent but..” sometimes love can truly make you act “dumb as shit.”
Goofy is one of the boldest songs I ever cut… I’m speaking on how crazy men can make us, especially when you’re tied to a person you love. We’ve all been crazy in love before, so I know women will relate.-Tink
Her lyricism masterfully narrates experiences that are shared by so many with effortless precision, never shying away from the difficult themes of self-judgment, guilt, and self-consciousness that plague relationships. She tells it like it is, showing true strength in her vulnerability. Stream Pillow Talk below.