To help raise awareness, Jhene Aiko has recorded a new original song titled “Vote” that appeared during an upcoming election-themed episode of the ABC sitcom black-ish. The track was featured in the first of two back-to-back episodes of black-ish, which aired Sunday (Oct. 4). On “Vote,” Jhene sings about using her constitutional right to get her voice heard:
“I just wanna get to the ballot. I just wanna feel like I’m valid. Put in my vote, I can have it, but that shouldn’t feel like magic. It’s the best to make my voice hеard and that should be automatic. That’s my American right, I’m flexin’ my right if I got it, I got it.”
Back in March, Jhené Aiko unveiled her third studio album Chilombo. The 20 track-album included features from Ab-Soul, Big Sean, Future, Miguel, Nas, H.E.R., John Legend, Ty Dolla $ign, and debuted at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 thanks to an impressive 152,000 album equivalent units sold during its first week of release. A month after, she unleashed a deluxe version of the album, which added on nine tracks and new guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Kehlani, and Mila J.
In a previous interview with REVOLT, Jhene gave some insight about the process behind how she crafted songs on Chilombo:
“When I’m going through something, it actually flows out easier for me. Doing ‘Triggered’ and several other songs… [gives me] that same feeling that I have to release [it],” Aiko revealed. “It just flows out and I try not to overthink it until I want to [put] ad-libs in or background [vocals]. My new album I’m working on now is like that. Every song that you hear is me [freestyling].”
Listen to Jhene Aiko’s new song “Vote” below!