AUDIO & VIDEO: Jhene Aiko – Triggered (Freestyle)

Just hours after posting a message sharing that she was recently dealing with some emotional and mental baggage that almost broke her down, Jhené Aiko finally releases her single “Triggered (freestyle).” On Tuesday evening she wrote, “One night I was so deep in my feelings, I was afraid of what I might do,” she wrote. “I didn’t want to revert to the same bad habits that have set me back time and time again.”

“I realized that instead of running away from my emotions…I needed to sit with them, express myself and say whatever came to mind,” Aiko continued. “It was healing to say the least…and now I feel a bit more free.” She ended the message with a blue heart and the hashtag “#triggered.” The soulful singer first teased the track back in December when she shared a snippet with her Instagram followers.

The song is laced with ghosts of a relationship past as she gets honest with herself about how she feels following a breakup. It sounds as if she may be putting her post-Big Sean-split feelings on wax, delivering an emotional single that many can relate to.

Quotable Lyrics

Might catch a case in this btch
Don’t let me catch you face-to-face in this b
tch
Tryin’ my hardest not to disrespect you
After what you did what you expected

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