Jhené Aiko has finally gifted fans with her third studio album, the highly-anticipated Chilombo. Titled after her legal surname, Chilombo combines Aiko’s classic R&B sensibilities with sound healing therapy, and fans are absolutely here for it.
The 20-track-heavy effort delivers the previously-released singles "Triggered (Freestyle)," "None of Your Concern," "PU$$Y Fairy (OTW)," and "Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E.)." As promised, the album features a heavy repertoire of hip-hop and R&B hitters, including Future, Miguel, Ab-Soul, Big Sean, H.E.R., Nas, John Legend, Ty Dolla $ign, and her father Dr. Chill.
This is one of Aiko's more experimental projects, which sees her mixing elements from meditation and healing sessions, with her ethereal R&B. Speaking to Billboard earlier this week, the singer explained, "Chilombo definitely has a lot more acoustic instruments because I wanted it to be music that you can feel. You can hear what the mic was picking up in the room. Everyone was playing actual instruments, [and] those resonate with you differently than digital. Chilombo is all of my projects that I put out prior to this combined. This is the baby — but it’s the evolved version."
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