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Jhene Aiko Releases Powerful Video for Lyin King


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Jhene Aiko has released a cinematic video for “Lyin King,” the new single from her debut album, Souled Out.

In the clip, Jhene portrays a medicine woman who travels to a tribal civilization that mistreats its village women. In an open letter to The FADER, she described the meaning behind the video. “Upon her arrival, the medicine woman performs a miracle. She instantly restores the grace of the women of the tribe and gives them their voices back,” Jhene explains. “The men of this early tribe are not pleased.

After a special ritual is performed, the medicine woman unveils her “apocalyptic prophecy” to the chief, who soon realizes how the world will end due to the lack of love throughout humanity. “The chief experiences ego death. He sees that it starts with him,” she adds.


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