During the recording of the album Aiko released her debut extended play using some of the material she has intended for her debut. Support the musicians who make the music you love by purchasing their art legally. The album tells the story of a woman going through , confusion, and being in a dark place before becoming enlightened and growing. The song features just Aiko's vocals and a guitar. At , which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an score of 76, based on 10 reviews.
There's not a lot of writing down—I'll only write it down to make sure it makes sense after I come up with it. I'll have a beat or sit with producers and we'll feed off of each other and I'll just keep singing a melody until I have words. During the album's production Aiko wanted to work with a variety of artists including , , and. The 13 dates ended on December 21 in Minneapolis. Lyrically the song revolves around love and affection.
The following week, the album fell to number 15 on the Billboard 200 chart selling a further 20,000 copies, bringing its total to 90,000 copies. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who commended its production, lyrics and themes and was ranked as one of the best albums of 2014 by several publications. Erin Lowers from noted relationships, dreams, and aspirations as the three main concepts layered throughout the album. The songs are often grounded in frank sexuality, and filled with healthy contradictions as she navigates her way to the wonder. A , Souled Out features the evolution of a woman's before becoming enlightened, the album features lyrics that revolve around relationships, life lessons, philosophies and truths.
During the recording process of the album Aiko would write under the influence of in order to use the feeling as inspiration, and then record the song when she was sober, unlike her debut mixtape which she wrote and recorded under the influence. And your Soul is on an infinite free ride. The song was later renamed and featured new production courtesy of No I. On July 8, it was speculated that Souled Out would be released on August 25, 2014. In November 2013, during an interview with , Aiko stated that the album's production was done and all that was needed was finished touches and mixing; she also revealed that she would still continue to record new material.
When the set was released, Aiko's style -- shaped in part by accommodating producers like Fisticuffs, Dot da Genius, and No I. Buy Souled Out Deluxe by Jhené Aiko Music Albums with Cheap Price to Support Musicians, Low Prices without Hidden Fees! On November 12, 2013, Aiko released her debut extended play as a bridge between her debut mixtape and her debut studio album. Aiko was set to release her debut album, then-titled My Name Is Jhené, however the album was never released due to tension at the record label , which ultimately led to Aiko asking to be released from the label. Aiko can be maddeningly platitudinal and singsongy, but her one dimension is a specific balmy backdrop provided by no one else. Lyrically Aiko wanders into a reverie, in which she discusses different love and mental rest stops that she's visited. Archived from on October 17, 2013.
Aiko stated the album's lyrical content revolves around relationships, life lessons, philosophies and truths. Souled Out is an album with a diverse musical style that incorporates , , , and elements of electronica. Sometime we are On-stage with them. On average Aiko was writing and recording four songs a month and in February she stated she was going to write and record at least ten more songs; she also said she had enough material for an album but would continue to record. However, the album was again delayed. A diverse group of entrepreneurs and hustlaz hailing from throughout the Tri-State, we have been bringing the best, most authentic entertainment to the world for over 10 years.
The song is built around inflections of a horn, which was compared to the work of. On October 23, Aiko announced that she would be headlining the Enter the Void tour with support by and. The teenage singer appeared on B2K projects and numerous compilations and soundtracks, released a solo single, and recorded an album that was shelved. Aiko also worked with producer. Souled Out doubled the first week sales of Aiko's debut extended play. Aiko demonstrates remarkable honesty and confidence.
For the most part, I like to not have second thoughts. Aiko revealed during an interview with Vibe that the track listing would be ordered in a journey, with the later tracks featuring themes of the meaning of life. The song's lyrical content was described as revolving around Aiko losing herself in blissful thoughts of a man. Aiko did a large proportion of studio sessions with her daughter in which Aiko would record and sing directly at her daughter, as well as writing verses about her late brother. The month-long tour started December 2, in Washington, D.
. In October 2012, after performing at in New York City, Aiko revealed that she was recording the project with and other members of Cocaine 80's. And now we want the World Wide Web! In 2011, she released her debut mixtape , which was received well by critics and was certified by mixtape-sharing website , for downloads of 100,000. Sonically, the majority of these songs can be classified as slow jams, but Aiko deals with some form of relationship turmoil in nearly every one of them; given the amount of introspection, the album is most suited for coping with stress. Archived from on August 8, 2014. She then began to focus on school and continue her education. Aiko served as the album's executive producer and wrote the album's lyrics; she contracted four key producers to contribute with production and help create a cohesive sound.
According to Rick Florino of , Aiko sings with a soulful delivery and raw emotionality throughout the album. In a January 2014, interview with , Aiko announced her debut studio album Souled Out would be released in May 2014. We have taken over the Corporate Offices. In June 2014, Aiko revealed that only and her daughter Namiko would feature on the album. On August 13, Aiko released the album's cover art and track listing and announced the album's release date as September 9, 2014, coinciding with The Weeknd's King of the Fall Tour. Title Writer s Producer s Length 1.