I Hate You, But I love You. If you’ve ever been in a relationship, then you know the feeling. To be head over heels for someone then be met with the side effects of love—it happens. Feelings change, people get bored, but music is a constant stay. It’s here to helps us along the journey (the shake-ups and break-ups). So whether you’re loving someone, hating them, or in a state of indifference, there is a song for you. Prepare to swim through your emotions and indulge in our I Hate You,But I Love You playlist.
A collaboration between your favorite artists can either be surprisingly underwhelming (we’re sure you can name a few of those off the top of your head) or amazingly powerful. It’s a moment in which two completely different artistic perspectives become one, as two creators come together to tell a unified story. It’s just one of those things that simply works or fails miserably.
While our list could certainly surpass 10, we’ve narrowed it down to the collaborations that would surely deliver the type of magic that pushes music forward. After you’ve checked out the names that float around in our fantasies, feel free to share your dream collaborations in the comment section.
In no particular order, we present our top 10 dream collaborations.
Let me first say that I love Jhene Aiko. She’s this wave of fresh air and light in the music industry and while everyone is focused on being a star, she’s just content with being Jhene—its quite refreshing. As she continues to put the finishing touches on her debut album, Souled Out, she has released a new visual for “Burning Man (3:16pm).” This serves as the lighter version of the more dim “3:16am” which was released last year.
With this being one of those feel good tracks it only makes sense that the video be the same. Between her frolicking round the beach, having high times with her friends and the live footage, the video offers a glimpse into Jhene’s life. This really isn’t something to think about, you just kick back and vibe to it. If you’re like me, then you appreciate those songs and visuals. After all, not everything has to be so damn heavy. Watch Jhene in all her effortless cool below.
Jhene Aiko is one of those artists who does not attempt to be epic, desire fame, or saturate the market with fast-food style music. She is the true embodiment of transparency and genuineness which makes her music a true embodiment of artistry. Through her soaring sounds and effortless appeal, she has already carved her own lane in R&B as one of its most untainted acts—all on the legs of her debut mixtape Sailing Soul(s).
Beyond the image there is character, beyond the lyrics lay vulnerability, and beyond the beauty remains reality. All of theses attributing factors allow for a sincere connection between the listener and her music. As fans and critics alike wait feverishly to hear her debut album Souled Out, she will continue to rise and conquer with her unyielding brand of heart music. Watch our favorite performance of Jhene’s beloved track “You vs. Them” below.
Sometimes you hear a piece of music that just takes your breath away, literally. Something that’s so pure and rare, it makes you appreciate the beauty that exists all around us. After watching Jhene Aiko perform an acoustic rendition of her beloved song “Space Jam”, I was in complete awe.
Not just because of the flawless delivery or the tender regard, but it was the sheer heartfelt connection I felt when watching this. Some artists do music to become famous while others do music to share their story, pain, and all in between. Indeed, that’s what sets Jhene Aiko apart from others, her artistic candor and vulnerability. Indulge below
Jhene Aiko is one of the more talented acts to emerge as of late. She’s uniquely soulful, beautifully fragile, and serious about her craft. The quality of her work is simply undeniable. Case in point, her latest visual for “Mirrors”-a glowing display of self-reflection depicting the constant battle between perception and reality. This is purely artistic and only adds to Jhene’s magnetic appeal.
Artists are people too. They endure, struggle, and lose. Jhene Aiko‘s latest release is a tribute to her beloved brother who recently passed away due to cancer . “For My Brother” is a simple and emotional song written and recorded by the rising star herself . Songs like this remind you just how precious life is, every moment and beyond. What a gift this is…
With the new crop of emerging talent, there is one name that stands out from the pack, Jhene Aiko. Her debut mixtape, the highly praised Sailing Soul(s) not only garnered her a heavy fanbase, but also a record deal with Def Jam. The singer-songwriter was recently featured in The Fader’s & Captain Morgan’s “Step Into The Black” series. As she hit the stage to perform fan-favorite “Stranger”, Jhene was simply mesmerizing. Peep her shining moment and interview below.
As Jhene Aiko puts the finishes touches on her debut LP, Souled Out, the blooming R&B songbird has dropped “In Love We Trust,” a breezy mid-tempo that further develops what is becoming Jhene Aiko’s signature sound. Though the track is far from groundbreaking, it just emphasizes how Ms. Aiko is one of the few artists that continues to deliver pure, heartfelt R&B these days. Good stuff.