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.”
You can stream Jhené Aiko’s new album below.
From all the recent Twitter reviews, it looks like Jhené Aiko fans are loving the new project. Many are vibing to Jhené’s new sound, while others are catching feelings over her petty and poetic lyricism. Scroll down for some of the best reactions.
It’s beautiful 🥺
Can we talk how @JheneAiko gave us 10k hrs, Summer 2020, Mourning Doves, Pray for you and Lighting& Thunder back to back?!?! GET OFF MY NECK SIS!!! That’s why it feels sooo good to end with Magic Hour and Party for Me. pic.twitter.com/2AdSEnEDnJ
— Chavon (@chafnxs) March 6, 2020
Literilly just got through saying how it sounds like one big whole song..
everytime I listen to a song I’m like “ok.. that one is my fav” next song plays..“ok, that one too!!” I decided since it flows so perfectly I don’t think I can ever just listen to just one. It’s all my fav!
— 🧘🏻♀️ (@rturnofthemac_) March 6, 2020
I FELT THAT
Hey have you heard Jhené Aiko’s new album? Whole album is straight heat. She sings with such passion. Especially when Jhene said “Just seen yo new bitch it boosted my self esteem”. She spittin facts. Hope you been good. Always here whenever you need someone. Take care! pic.twitter.com/q77ITIr9uO
— 𝖆𝖏 (@7studs) March 6, 2020
When @JheneAiko said “going the wrong way on a one-way street.” I felt that.
— ▫️◽️◻️⬜️ (@Marissa_cxx) March 6, 2020
when jhené aiko said “I am on my own now, I am in control now, I need you to go now, I can fix my own crown.” every bad bitch FELT THAT.
— jas (@_Jasminemacias) March 6, 2020
— kibasasekup (@Purpaul6) March 6, 2020
“Every person that comes in your life is here for a limited time. So be fair. Be there.”
— Simply Rose Lynne 🌹 (@simplyroselynne) March 6, 2020
‘pray for you’ embodies how i feel about anybody that is no longer in my life. no matter how things ended, i will always be rooting for you and your happiness. my love doesn’t end just because the relationship did. still want the best for you. always. @JheneAiko #CHILOMBO 🌋✨
— thee capricorn goddess🧚🏾♂️ (@ceaeisa) March 6, 2020
Chilombo making us feel all kinds of ways
If she ain’t hit you up tonight after listening to jhene aiko album you ain’t the one brother
— JAY (@Jay_andrade562) March 6, 2020
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