– THE PEACEFUL PROTEST –
Jhené Aiko throws the calmest of curve-balls on her latest single Trigger Protection Mantra.
The singer-songwriter, who’s best known for PBR&B (remember that short-lived genre?) hits Sativa and The Worst has switched out trippin’ for transcendence and the result is a track that soothes straight off the bat and sounds simply wicked over headphones.
The song features alchemy crystal singing bowls “in the key of A (third eye), E (solar plexus) and C (root chakra)” apparently.
Aiko wrote on her Instagram feed, “the E note will help in oversensitivity to criticism, will support in releasing the need to control, and support the boosting of self-esteem. Note of A will support release of nightmares and learning difficulties and strengthen high intuition and charisma. Note of high C connects to the cosmos, to the quantum field in the vibrational frequency of love. Super powerful notes, voicings and alchemies.”
So, you know, who am I to argue?
Trigger Protection Mantra is out now on Def Jam.
MORE FROM THIS WEEK’S MIX
BROOKLYN FUNK ESSENTIALS: FUNK AIN’T OVA
FREDDIE GIBBS AND MADLIB: GIANNIS
KARL HECTOR AND THE MALCOUNS: ORANGE MAN
IBRAHIM MAALOUF: S3NS
P.S. You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the 45 RPM Playlist on Spotify itself.
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– SV –