Nearly two years after breaking out onto the music scene with the smash hit “Classic Man,” Jidenna’s finally ready to share with the world his long awaited debut album The Chief, which has seen several setbacks since first announced back in December of 2015.
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Containing 14 tracks in total, the album features guest appearances from Roman, Janelle Monae, Nana Kwabena, St. Beauty, and more. Here’s what Jidenna told Vibe about the album in a recent interview:
“It has a range of emotions, which now a days there are definitely artists that do, but I like when I explore both the shallow and the deep end of my mind—my lowest self and my highest self,” he explained. “I try to put things together that are polar opposites. I think that’s what makes the best artists, that contrast. I emphasize different parts of myself [like] my vulnerability and my might. Some songs feel like the world is on top of me. Other times, I’m on top of the world. I highlighted the African and American sides of me, the Nigerian side.”
Available on iTunes, fans can stream the long awaited debut album via Apple Music now!