Jhene Aiko ‘Triggered (Freestyle)’
Following her last freestyle single, which dropped at the back-end of 2018, the soulful spirit that is Jhené Aiko is back this week dropping a new track titled Triggered (Freestyle).
The track tells the familiar tale of a breakup which one just can’t get over. Aiko effortlessly weaves her way throughout the track vocally as she paints a vivid picture lyrically into her thoughts. Smooth soul drips through the fibres of this track and reminds us of Jhene’s solidified space in the world of new age R&B / Soul. With her headline show with Neo-Soul goddess Erykah Badu at the o2 Arena next month, I for one am in hope of a short or full length project dropping anytime soon.
Visuals for the track can be watched below.
Ari Lennox ‘Chicago Boy'
Next up for track of the week is a cut taken off the debut full length album Shea Butter Baby from soulful songstress Ari Lennox. Since signing the J. Cole’s label Dreamville Records she has blessed us with the EP, Pho in 2016 and mesmerised on a few featured tracks, but the wait for a full-length project has been unbearable since.
That said Lennox certainly does not fail to deliver and the intro track off the album, Chicago Boy which illustrates everything about Ari Lennox as an artist. Storytelling that is clear as day, smooth as butter vocals which completely set the tone of the track & production that oozes Soul. Lyrically, she is unapologetically open and honest about her feelings on the track added to jazz-infused percussion, Chicago Boy is an immediate standout on the album.
Be sure to check out the track below.