Joyride was once envisioned as the bright sister project to Nightride’s moody intimacy, the album is a little more balanced than expected. Given that murky R&B is where Tinashe feels most at home, it was the right decision. “Ooh La La” sits somewhere in the middle of the spectrum.
Introduced with a percussive element that sounds like a squeaky rocking chair, the song eventually takes off with some driving programmed drums, but keeps the nebulous spirit of the singer’s mixtape work. Unlike some of the singles that led up to the release, it feels distinctly Tinashe, which makes it one of the strongest tracks on the project.