Just days after celebrating the one-year anniversary of her independently released album, Songs For You, Tinashe surprised fans last night with a Christmas EP to bring folks some holiday cheer. Her new project Comfort & Joy is a 7-track EP that includes her takes on Christmas classics such as “Last Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”

She broke the news on social media with a sweet message: “SURPRISE! 🎁 Made a cute lil Christmas EP because I felt like we all could use some Comfort & Joy this year”

Recently, Tinashe can be seen starring in Kaytranada’s “Worst Of Me Visual.” Another offering from the songstress is her acoustic version of “Remember When,” which also follows several visuals and features including “Play Fight” and “Hopscotch (Remix)” with THEY., “Rascal (Superstar),” “Only” with ZHU, “Stormy Weather,” the MAKJ-assisted “Save Room For Us,” and more. Prior to that, she released her major label efforts “Aquarius,” “Nightride,” and “Joyride” in 2014, 2016, and 2018, respectively. I August, she also connected with Iggy Azalea on the track “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching.”

In a recent interview, Tinashe delved into the shift back from chasing a hit, to creating things of more importance to her:

“It came to the point where I was chasing whatever a hit may be and trying to sell these genres or box myself in sonically, which I never felt fit who I was. With this project, it was important I get back to creating something that was important for me. But at the same time, I also had the realization that that is what my fans want as well. That’s what they are going to respond to the best, is stuff that feels really legitimate to who I am.”

Check out Tinashe’s new Christmas EP Comfort and Joy down below.