June’s Album Of The Month
Ari Lennox was discovered after placing her music online and is now J. Coles ‘Dreamvilles’ newest non hip – hop signing. Since her 2016 EP ‘Pho’ Ari has been bridging the gap between classic and modern-day soul. Her long-awaited 12 track debut album ‘Shea Butter Baby’ does bridge the gap between oldskool and newskool romance RnB in the digital era. The album gives the listener a snapshot into a day in the life of a young Ari, battling with day to day apps and just life, with heavy RnB baselines massaging the soul. She’s just looking for love! Tracks like ‘BOM’ ‘Break Me Off’, ‘FaceTime’, ‘I Been’ and my favourite ‘Whipped Cream’ sit nicely with the 2-step house party scene who have embraced this young artist.