“Player” is the lead single recorded by American singer and recording artist Tinashe for her upcoming second studio album, Joyride.
The song was released by RCA Records as the album’s lead single on October 2, 2015 via Tinashe’s official YouTube VEVO channel. “Player” was written by Tinashe, Chris Brown, Lukas Loules with its producers Alexander Kronlund and Chloe Angelides.
It was preceded by the album’s first promotional single “Party Favors“.
Regarding the collaboration, Tinashe stated:
“I’ve always kinda wanted to do a song with [Brown]. Obviously, he’s one of the best entertainers of our generation… It’s just exciting to be able to work with him”.
“Player” is a synthpop and R&B song. According to Rap-Up, the song “blurs the line between house and R&B”, and contains a “slinky” rhythm. It is more pop and dance-indebted than Tinashe’s previous material.
An accompanying music video directed by Emil Nava premiered at Times Square on November 2nd 2015.