Jhene Aiko Releases Rough Demo of ‘New Balance’ [LISTEN]
Jhené Aiko has dropped a rough demo of a new love song, "New Balance."
The new music comes on the heels of her TWENTY88 collaboration with Big Sean, which was released earlier this year. Aiko, whose love life has been under a microscope since she filed for divorce from Dot Da Genius, sings about newfound love and its healing power on the rough cut of her new track.
Over soft, stripped-down pianos, she sings, "Then there's you/ You bring silence to my violent truth/ You're my salvage, you're my balance."
Later on the track, the drum kicks in, and she offers, "F-- what other people say, I'm gonna ride for you if you ride for me... You are just what I prayed for, you are who I was made for."
Rumors have swirled that Aiko's marriage dissolved due to infidelity on her part, with fans pinpointing her involvement with Big Sean. Kid Cudi even got in on the criticism, seeming to defend his longtime buddy with a subliminal tweet. For her part, Aiko has denied that she was unfaithful, saying that people basically don't know her business, or the details of what went down with her and Dot Da Genius.
However, when a fan responded to the song on Twitter with, "@JheneAiko wrote @BigSean the most beautiful love song," Aiko only retweeted it with heart emojis, never denying or confirming the claim.
Aiko is currently on tour with Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg. You can listen to "New Balance" below.