Jhené Aiko releases “Speak” visual
Jhené Aiko’s third studio album Chilombo, was released back in March and include 20 tracks and appearances from Ab-Soul, Big Sean, Future, Miguel, Nas, H.E.R., John Legend, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. This weekend, the star pulled from that specific project in order to release a new visual for “Speak,” wherein she is seen singing about women’s power and self-liberation over airy production from LEJKEYS and The Fisticuffs:
“Woke up this mornin’, heart was beating out my chest, so excited, realizin’ that you aren’t here to judge me, no one to impress, I decided that I liked it, yeah/
I’m movin’ on, I’m puttin’ on my favorite dress, the one you hated, said I look naked in, f*** your opinion ‘bout it, I’m feelin’ my best, I won’t hide it…/”
The visual comes courtesy of Brandon Parker and feature Aiko in her home, engaging in self-care. She relaxes on her bed, lights up incense, cleans up her space, enjoys a meal, takes a bubble bath, and everything else that gives her peace. Amid the pandemic, this visual is definitely a reminder to everyone to focus on the positives within the four walls of a home.
Chilombo debuted at the second place on the Billboard 200, as 152,000 albums were sold in the first week of release itself. Then, in July, a deluxe version of the album was released, wherein nine tracks were added with new assists from Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Kehlani, and her sister, Mila J.
Recently, Aiko also played a role in Big Sean’s latest album Detroit 2.