Video Premiere : Jhene Aiko’s ‘Wading’


With 3 Grammy nominations under her belt, Californian songbird Jhene Aiko’s year couldn’t have ended on a better note!

Aiko’s début album ‘Souled Out‘ – which arrived at # 3 on the Billboard 200 to rave reviews – will easily make it many, many best of 2014 charts soon (expect it at a very high spot on mine), and if you’ve yet to give it a listen then, well, shame on you #loser.

Solidifying her status as one of the key artists to watch out for in the big league, is the steamy, somber clip the R’n’B siren unveiled for my fave song off the album, ‘Wading‘ a short while ago. I mean, would you look at her?

Jhene’s videos have always had an element of mystery to them (including the Grammy nominated breakout single ‘The Worst‘) – but ‘Wading‘ is a major step ahead for the songstress, as she takes on the issue of date rape. Things take a dramatic turn by the end of the unedited version of the video as Aiko gets her sexy on – playing a seductress at a sleazy nightclub while a guy tries to rape her by slipping a drug in her drink.

Honestly, I had a completely different visual in mind while listening to ‘Wading‘ on repeat when the album dropped (heartbreak, murder etc), but then this works just fine!

Check out the uncensored clip of Jhene Aiko’s ‘Wading‘ right here :