New Tink on the way.
Previously, super-producer Timbaland previewed a forthcoming collaboration with Young Thug, and teased a few other collaborations with a few of Hip-Hop’s rising stars. But it now seems that Timbo is shifting the focus back on his protégé Tink.
It now marks a handful of years since the singer and rapper’s debut, and fans have patiently waited on her debut Think Tink album—a project that was expected for release some time last year, and it may be inching its way closer to finally actualizing as Timbaland previewed two new tracks from Tink this week on Instagram. Our hopes are secured with one of the captions reading “album coming soon” on one of the video clips as Tink’s vocals, somewhere in that sweet spot of rapping and singing, lace Timbaland’s signature neck-breaking backdrop.
It was back in 2012 that Tink emerged with her debut Winter’s Diary mixtape, the first of seven total projects that she’s gone on to release with the latest being 2016’s Winter’s Diary 4. Since then she’s found relative success in singles such as “Wet Dollars,” “Ratchet Commandments,” and the Aaliyah flip “Million,” which peaked at No. 13 on the U.S R&B Charts. Outside of this, things have been pretty silent from the artist as she’s only appeared in a few guest spots, including an appearance on Mack Wilds’ AfterHours project of this year.
During an interview earlier this year, Tink credited the delay for her forthcoming Think Tink to Timbo himself, citing the producer as being a “perfectionist.”
“When I make music, I want the fans to hear it the same day,” she noted.
“Timbaland is just a perfectionist. Work is never done,” she continued. “That’s the main thing. Timbaland is Timbo so his schedule is pretty crazy. The ball got rolling for it so fast that we were almost trying to play catch-up. …You all know what he does for music. He likes to change and shift things – little tweaks here, little tweaks there – and he won’t stop until it’s perfect. You just have to really trust him.”
Judging from Timbaland’s expression in the new clips as he exclaims, “I’m in that bag,” he may very well be at a point of satisfaction, and hopefully this signals the arrival of Tink’s debut album very soon. Check out the clips below.