As Ari Lennox puts the finishing touches on her highly anticipated sophomore album, the follow-up to 2019’s ‘Shea Butter Baby,’ the R&B songstress is tiding fans over with what is believed to be the first single from the forthcoming project.
Aptly titled ‘Pressure,’ the song applies just that as it comes as the brainchild of three R&B songwriting heavyweights – Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, and Johntá Austin (collectively known as The Ocean Boys). The trio – responsible for some of the biggest R&B hits of the last 20 years (see; Mary J. Blige, Usher, Mariah Carey, and more) – are looking to repeat their success with Lennox’s newest cut.
“Keep your eyes on me, eyes on me, apply that pressure / Give it, don’t be timid when you in it, apply that pressure / Love up on me, never lonely, I’m needin’ pressure,” she wails on the spicy track.
While its accompanying music video isn’t set to arrive until 11a EST on Friday (September 10), you can hear the song in full inside: