I wrote and recorded this myself on my laptop, for my brother… Miyagi. this song was really just intended for him to hear…but i thought it would be nice to share…i was so nervous to play it for him myself, so when i left to San Francisco on Thursday I had my TT play it for him…She said his breath got calm as he listened and i know he heard every word.
Firstly, Jhene Aiko lost her brother late last week, and of course our condolences go out to Jhene and her family. This song was penned for her late brother prior to his passing, and the short anecdote above really adds a touching context to this track, one which is already packed with a tenderness and emotion that makes it a great listen anyway. I’ll not disrespect this incredibly personal track by getting into the usual details of production etc., and instead I’ll say this is one we can all find a common bond with and should definitely be heard.