NEW MUSIC: ARI LENNOX | PRESSURE
Fast-rising R&B star Ari Lennox, part of J. Cole’s extended Dreamville team, released her promising debut album "Shea Butter Baby" back in 2019. Since then, she’s been delivering a steady supply of one-off singles: “Bussit,” “Chocolate Pomegranate,” “Cognac Eyes.” Today, she’s got a new song titled "Pressure." Lennox worked with the producers who call themselves the Ocean Boys: Original Atlanta hip-hop and R&B baron Jermaine Dupri and his longtime collaborators Bryan-Michael Cox and Johnta Austin. Dupri, Cox, and Austin all co-wrote “Pressure” with Lennox. It’s a curious hybrid of a song — a graceful and Motown midtempo number, but with trap 808s. In the song, Lennox sings all about the magic of foreplay. For Ari Lennox, making music is all about taking the time to feel things fully and then communicate that in a song. If those feelings aren’t there or ready to be communicated, she won’t force them. Back in July, the R&B singer's supporters were pestering her about releasing another album, but she set them straight, letting it be known that she is not in a rush to drop a record. "I’m content with my discography. Wether top 40 or not. I don’t care. My heart and soul are in every single joint that’s out. Even my SoundCloud joints."