The lovely and talented, Jhene Aiko returns with a new music video for her fans. She released her album Souled Out, last September, and now after a one year anniversary, she brings us the spiritual visual for her song, “Lyin King.” Music & Other Drugs have been fans of Ms. Aiko for years now and Souled Out was one of our favorite albums of last year. Jhene Aiko is a true artist and always wants to convey a message with her visuals. In her latest visual, we see her in different light. She took to her Tumblr to explain the meaning behind her visual. Here is what the singer said:
“A mysterious, time traveling medicine woman has a prophetic vision of an early civilization in trouble.
The men have neglected the women and deprived them of love. By orders of their chief, the men of the tribe have taken away the women’s hearts and voices.
The women are powerless. The children are suffering.
The medicine woman travels for many days to reach the primitive village.
Upon her arrival, the medicine woman performs a miracle. She instantly restores the grace of the women of the tribe and gives them their voices back.
The men of this early tribe are not pleased.
With the men of the tribe’s attention, the medicine woman and the women of the tribe begin a ceremony in which they tell the story of how they are taking their voices back.
The chief is infuriated.
The medicine woman leaves the now capable women to conduct a private ceremony for the chief.
The chief is intrigued and frightened.
What he thinks will be a sexual experience turns out to be something very different.
After the ritual is performed, the medicine woman passes on her apocalyptic prophecy of how the world will end due to the lack of love throughout humanity.
The chief experiences ego death. He sees that it starts with him.”
– Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo
Very well said, and the meaning behind the visual makes us just love Jhene even more. Peep below her spiritual awakening below.