Just a day after premiering her moving, slightly autobiographical short film Trip, Jhene Aiko has released her sophomore album.
The album is also called Trip and it features appearances from the likes of Big Sean, Swaee\ Lee, Kurupt, Brandy, and more.
Before releasing her album, Aiko uploaded a mission message on her SoundCloud, describing some of the thoughts behind Trip.
In the message she talks about her brother who died of brain cancer in 2012:
“My brother and I were very close. We were only 2 years apart. I never thought of him as a separate person, but an extension of myself. He was my reflection. In his presence I was confident and always so sure.”
Listen to Jhene’s message below and stream Trip the album below that.