Sassy, sexy and bad-ass, Jhené Aiko makes every girl want to be her best friend as she takes us through her heartbreak album filled with powerful tracks and masses of great sex.
Aiko’s effortless riffs make this seductive album incredibly easy to listen to and touches on topics that all girls in their 20s can relate to… sex with your ex. It may not be the right thing to do, it will probably make you feel worse in the long run, but Aiko is singing exactly what us girls are thinking. Taking control within her songs, the girl power is unquestionable and with her irresistible sex aura in her songs like, “You mother fucking right I, I wanna fuck you right now, I just turned the lights down low”, she is determined to seduce her ex-partner and get what she wants, and needs, and as a girl deserves. (and by the sounds of it, it’s a pretty easy thing to do).
Pu$$y Power also takes the song straight to the bedroom; the confidence and sex flare in her harmonies are empowering and the lyric ‘‘I like to fuck when I’m drunk, I like to suck when I’m drunk” explicitly plays on her fantasies when she’s drowning her sorrows on what can only be assumed as an excessive amount of alcohol.
It’s easy to get lost in Aiko’s bad bitch attitude where it’s all about self-love, (and enjoying someone else’s company for fun), but we can’t ignore the sensitive songs on this album because, after all, once the walls come down and there is no one to impress anymore, a break-up can be pretty lonely. Her message in these sadder sections is to keep believing that you will be ok, inspiring all young girls (or boys) that your down days aren’t forever and that you will see the beauty in them when they do happen. Born Tired reflects upon these days when your inner thoughts aren’t letting your body move. With the stripped back atmosphere and many dreamy vocals, the repetition of the lyric “I’m tired but I’m fine” creates the foundation to inspire like-minded people that you will see brighter days and that this feeling is only temporary. An uplifting sense of achievement.
Sounding like a mix between Jorja Smith and Rhianna, sass queen Jhené Aiko really knows how to pull off an album (and a break -up). Inspiring every girl to wear their feelings like they own it and possess the power to do what makes them feel good, you’ll soon see an army strutting around with their heads held high, thanks to Aiko.