Ari Lennox returns with a sweet, soul-filled treat. The Dreamville Records R&B songstress serves up the new single “Whipped Cream,” the first release off her anticipated debut album.
The Elite-produced single finds the singer spinning through the phases of closing the door on a romance with an addictive lover. Lyrics like, “I’ve been eatin’ whipped cream, havin’ vivid dreams / Of your face and through people on TV screens,” will connect with anyone that has ever pined for an ex. “You’ve been everywhere / And I wish I didn’t care,” she continues, later adding: “You’re deceivin’, receivin’, non-givin’ head ass.”
Lennox shared in a press release about the muse of her tunes. “‘Whipped Cream’ is my little baby that expresses how I feel about an ex that I’m still not over. He’s the same n***a that I talked about in ‘PHO,’” she said.
Speaking with Zane Lowe for the Beats 1 World Record release, Lennox explains how making “Whipped Cream” served as a healing session.
“It’s so special to me because it’s literally from my heart,” she said. “It’s just about seeing my ex everywhere after trying to get over him. So it’s kind of like bittersweet but it’s my therapy.” She also shared details behind her upcoming debut album which will feature production from Cole and Masego.
“Masego co-produced one of my records called ‘Up Late,’ J. Cole produced one of my favorite records on the album called ‘FaceTime,'” she said. “He’s just an amazing big bro who’s just always encouraging me to just write deeply and just whatever comes from my heart. I feel lucky that he cares so much about soul music but it just makes sense he’s such a soulful guy. So yeah, I think it’s going to be exciting.”
And, we’re exited too! “Whipped Cream” is a welcomed first taste of the album. Take a listen below.