Jhene Aiko hit the Los Angeles streets with TIDAL’s Elliott Wilson to preview her latest album Chilombo on their digital series ‘Car Test.’
Her matte peach-toned 2019 Model X Tesla makes the perfect cruise car as Jhene and Elliott ride and vibe. Chilombo which officially dropped March 6, 2020, features H.E.R., Nas, Future and more. During their car-ride, Jhene offers Elliott some insight on the music, the creation process, and vocal experimentation.
“All of these songs are free flows. I call them free flows, not freestyles because it’s not so much what you’re typical freestyle would be….it’s not like a rapper, it’s more of a jam. Sometimes it’s just melody.” says Jhene Aiko on creating Chilombo. She and her team visited Hawaii and had endless jam sessions that resulted in the album.
She also talks about getting Future on “Happiness Over Everything, (H.O.E.)” which dropped ahead of the album.
“When he got the song, he added so much to it. It was perfect,” says Jhene.
The Car Test series is one example of TIDAL’s commitment to being more than just a streaming service. Jhene Aiko currently prepares to head out on the sold-out tour “The Magic Hour” with support from Queen Naija and Ann Marie.
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