To celebrate her 26th birthday, Jhene Aiko shared a video for the understated melodic beauty of a new song, “My Afternoon Dream.” Much like her friend and collaborator Drake, she too learned that working with the negatives (literally) can make for better pictures. Filmed on a beach in Maui, the negative color muting effect is used in the entire clip where we see waves bathing the shores as Aiko’s daughter – the subject of the song – frolics through the sand while her mother softly sings: “Don’t wake me up ’cause I’m in love with all that you are / You make me see the truth in things, I think that you are / The remedy for everything it seems that you are”. With a successful EP under her belt, Jhene Aiko is set to release her debut album Souled Out later this year and perform at this year’s Roots Picnic on May 31st alongside Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae, Chill Moody and many more. Get tickets here.
Jhene Aiko, Roots Picnic