Dreamville's Ari Lennox captivates listeners through emotional relatability in combination with soothing and sultry vocals. Listen to her newest single, "Up Late," above on YouTube.
"Up Late" gets hot and heavy, taking the listener through a first-hand look into an intimate night between two lovers. Lennox wants to put it all out there for her partner and in the music, describing her movements and actions with raw lyrics. "Head on my chest, hand on my ass / Up late again / Back it up on you, breathing fast" is only a small glimpse into this steamy night.
With ability reminiscent of the great Neo-Soul singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Lennox oozes sex-appeal, seducing listeners as the song keeps going. Coupled with the performance of Jamaican-born saxophonist Masego, the smooth and vibrant production creates an almost ethereal experience. The pared-down production highlights her voice while maintaining a fittingly chill backdrop.
Lennox announced that her debut full-length album, Shea Butter Baby, is scheduled to be released next Tuesday on May 7th. She put listeners on notice with her previous singles "Whipped Cream" and the more well-known "Shea Butter Baby," which features Dreamville founder and hip-hop superstar J. Cole.
The singles are available on all major streaming platforms. Pick up the full album on Amazon.
For more, check out Ari Lennox's Zumic artist page.