Jhené Aiko seems to be in the giving mood, unleashing a free stream of her forthcoming Souled Out LP ahead of its September 9th drop. The fun doesn’t stop there, as the stream is tailor-fit with a wistful visual for her cooled-out lead-off single “The Pressure,” directed by Childish Gambino and Calmatic. The track offers us our very first taste of what’s shaping up to be an impressive run from the Blessed Coast native, whose studio debut has been mounting atomic levels of anticipation from her followers over the past year. The video follows what we can only assume is a chronicle of her earlier years, trying to balance her career, family and private life as an up-and-comer.
Aiko’s debut is riding a mighty wave of crucial collaborators including the likes of Cocaine 80s (AKA No I.D. and James Fauntleroy,) Dot Da Genius and Fisticuffs. Though its been creeping along, Souled Out will get its full drop in just a week’s time via Def Jam, but if you need to guarantee your copy, you can do so by preordering on iTunes today. Watch the new clip for Jhené Aiko’s “The Pressure” and hit the link below to stream the album in its entirety.