Jhené Aiko continues to drop visuals from her latest album Chilombo, which was released last March and has since earned her a number two spot on the Billboard 200 thanks to 152,000 album equivalent units. Following visuals for “Triggered (Freestyle),” “P*$$Y Fairy (OTW)” and “Lotus (Intro),” fans now get to check out a lyric video for the track “Magic Hour,” which speaks to vibes created from a beautiful sunset in Hawaii:
“It was windy in the city, so pretty that night, I swear I tried to stick by you, but time blew me by/
It is like you swept me off my feet, and tied me to shore, somehow my anchor turned strange, I, can’t take anymore.../”
The accompanying clip keeps things very simple, with Jhené on a beach as the sun sets behind her as she performs with the lyrics running across the bottom of the screen. It’s as soothing as the track it visualizes, almost acting as a stress break in the midst of some crazy times.
Chilombo sees 20 tracks and features from Future, Miguel, Nas, John Legend, Big Sean, and more, and is described by Jhené as “free-flowing jam session” (via Billboard). Speaking to Ebro at Apple Music’s Beats 1, she spoke on the power of healing with sound:
“Growing up, I was always self-conscious and dealt with a lot of self-esteem issues. I don’t know, I just never liked my face. That was one of the things I dealt with when I was younger... I couldn’t look at pictures of myself. I hated video shoots, photoshoots, all those things. I almost thought that I had that thing, what is it, body [dysmorphia] disorder, where you just see yourself very distorted when you look at yourself. Basically, I’m just not in that place anymore.”
Check out Jhené’s “Magic Hour” below.