Jhene Aiko has released the deluxe version of “Chilombo,” her Billboard number one album originally released last March. The new version features nine new songs with Kehlani, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa.
Aiko used live instruments for “Chilombo” because she says she wanted “music you could feel.” During a Billboard interview, Aiko said, “You can hear what the mic was picking up in the room. Everyone was playing actual instruments, [and] those resonate with you differently than digital.”
The name of the album is the singer’s real surname meaning “wild beast.” Aiko described the meaning of her name saying, [beasts] “they’re strong, confident and graceful, beasts are also beautiful.”