Stream Jhené Aiko's New Album 'Chilombo,' Featuring Nas, Miguel, Big Sean & More
Jhené Aiko is back with a new album inspired by singing bowls.
Jhené Aiko has released her third studio album Chilombo.
The album, which is titled after her last name, features 20 new tracks from the singer, who hasn’t put out a solo album since Trip in 2017.
Chilombo features appearances from Nas, ex-flame Big Sean, H.E.R., Dr. Chill, Ab-Soul, Future, and Miguel. (Future and Miguel appear on “Happiness Over Everything (HOE),” a remake of “HOE” which appeared on Jhené’s debut mixtape, Sailing Soul(s).)
One of the interesting aspects of Jhené’s new album is the experimental aspect of it. In a recent interview with Billboard, the singer talked about the making of the album and the role that sound bowls — a Tibetan musical instrument that produces a vibrating sound when struck or shaken — played.
Sound bowls, also known as singing bowls, are featured on every song. And in speaking with Billboard she explained why:
[This album] is an introduction to sound bowls for people who don’t really know about them — this is me introducing my newfound love. The bowls I use are crystal alchemy sound bowls made from gemstones and infused with things like platinum or made out of rubies and diamonds — and all of these different elements and properties contribute to their healing factors. I basically was recording and had a session at my house where I just played different bowls to the music; every chakra has a note that corresponds with it.
Stream Jhené’s new album on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube below.