Jhene remixes her “3:16 AM” record with this ode to the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, a decidedly more positive twist on the original. Good to see her back on her hippie ish.
The visuals are a bit dark for my tastes (there’s a reason I never saw Black Swan, despite Natalie and Mila), but this song is dope. Produced by Key Wane, directed by Topshelf Junior.
Chances are, if I post a preview of your video, I’m going to end up posting the full version when it drops. You already know what it is with Jhene.
Just in time for his weekend here in Seattle (shows tonight at Seattle U and tomorrow at Neumos), Ab-Soul drops his newest video, this time for “Terrorist Threats” with Danny Brown and the lovely miss Jhene Aiko. I’ve been hoping to play this on Sound Session for a while, but it’s a bit too dirty to clean up. Works pretty nicely for the web though! Dope record.
SXSW had a lot of highlights, but seeing Jhene perform in person was definitely one of them. She sounded great too, which is pretty hard to do at a festival where horrible acoustics and inept soundboard operators are the norm. Impressive.
Here’s a quick preview of her lead single, “3:16am,” off her upcoming Def Jam debut. Fisticuffs on the beat.
A lot of folks complained that Jhene’s previous videos didn’t highlight her looks as much as people hoped, but that may have been a strategic move by her and her camp to emphasize the music. We get more Jhene in the visuals for “My Mine,” which, in my humble opinion, is a fantastic thing. Not only is the song good (Fisticuffs are beasts, by the way), but she seriously might be the hottest woman on the face of the earth. #shruglife
That’s what happens when you fall in love with a girl like Jhene. Line ‘em up, shoot ‘em down.
Shout to my future wifey Jhene Aiko for putting me up on this. I love hearing new music that instantly clicks.
More info on Gotye here.
Jhene took the crown from Cassie for my number 1 crush a while back and I’m happy to say she also wins that battle musically. Here’s her video for “Stranger” off sailing soul(s), which I’m hoping is only one of many. Especially if we can get visuals for “Hoe” with Miguel and Gucci Mane that remotely resemble the artwork. Yikes.
Side note: this song is obviously speaking about guys who always want the same thing, but as I’m going through #inboxmadness, I often think of this record. I do not need you, rappers, yet I meet you every day!
Jhene is apparently half black, but either way, this hook reminds me of the always hilarious moments in my life where I’ve been called the n-word. Nothing will ever top this one Hispanic chick in college…but I’ll have to tell you that story offline.
Anyway, yet another dope record from the Top Dawg camp. These guys are killin’ it. Shout to Jerome D on direction as well.