The last time we heard from Jhené Aiko, she was in a duo with Big Sean under the moniker Twenty88, crafting an album and short film under the same name. Aiko has decided to make a surprise return to making solo music with the release of a rough demo cut titled “New Balance.”
Opening with a beautiful and sorrowful piano intro, Aiko opens up to the world about how most people (and maybe even herself) are unbalanced but her lover brings her the clarity and balance she needed.
“Most of us are angry / Most of us are strangely, more alike than we liked to believe / Most of us are empty / Most of us are simply, more alive in the scenes of our dreams / Then there’s you,” she sings.
The song then picks up in the second half, introducing soft, mesmerizing guitars and muffled drums and bass to lighten the mood.
Aiko is currently on The High Road Tour with rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa.
Listen to Jhené Aiko’s new record “New Balance” below.