Y’all know what this is.
After offering strong assists on tracks by Jazmine Sullivan and Queen Naija, R&B’s Black beauty Ari Lennox is back and applying all sorts of “Pressure” on her return single. It comes with a supporting video.
The new song is conjured up by the collaborative energy of Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri and Johntá Austin. It also features writing credits from Lennox alongside Anthony Parrino and Jai’Len Josey. Like a dog, Lennox asks her love interest to keep his eyes on her until she’s ready for him to put it down in the bedroom.
“My body dripping, boy but you gon’ have to wait (Pressure) / But when you get it lick it like a candy cane,” she sings.
“Pressure” arrives ahead of Lennox’s upcoming Lights On Festival appearance in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center. The new track follows her April publishing deal signing to Warner Chappell Music.
In recent months, Lennox has been spotted in studio sessions with the likes of the self-termed Ocean Boys who produced her latest as well as Missy Elliott, Babyface, Akil C. “Fresh” King, Blush, and J. White Did It. All links up are for her untitled sophomore album.
Lennox’s debut album Shea Butter Baby was released in May 2019. Its title track, and second proper single, is her biggest single yet, marking her first platinum-certified song. It received recognition from Rated R&B, finishing in first place on our best R&B albums list that same year.
Listen to Ari Lennox’s new song “Pressure” below.