Jhené Aiko just shared her latest music video, and this time, it’s for her song, “Speak.”
This track is a ballad that preaches self-care and self-love, chronicling the sense of freedom Aiko feels post-breakup. While a lot of us might spend too much time mourning failed relationships and dreading our alone time, Jhené uses this song to communicate just how great it can be to embrace that flexibility. The singer mentions the fact that the sun is always shining regardless of what any of us are doing and applies that mentality to her own life and the love she has for herself. She also emphasizes how great it can be to spend time alone because of the fact that there’s nobody around to impress–which is why she’s putting on a dress her old lover used to hate.
This music video is as simple as it gets, simply showcasing Aiko’s life at home (presumably during quarantine). We see her doing chores, producing music, meditating, aligning her chakras, and filling her time with activities she likes without anyone else being able to influence her choices.
Jhené Aiko revealed back in March that her third studio album Chilombo would be dropping. It features 20 tracks of pure heat and includes collabs from Ab-Soul, Nas, H.E.R., John Legend, Ty Dolla $ign, and of course Big Sean.
Chilombo has garnered a lot of praise in the music world too. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 charts and sold over 152,000 units during the first week of its release. Fans were also surprised with a deluxe version of the album, which included nine more tracks and some new heavy-hitting collabs from Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Kehlani, and her sister, Mila J.
Check out Jhené Aiko’s new video for yourself “Speak” down below: