It's been an enduring journey for Ari Lennox leading into her long-awaited debut album, Shea Butter Baby, which will finally arrive on May 7. Prior to the anticipated project's arrival, the Dreamville signee blessed fans with a final single from the LP on Tuesday (April 30) with the sultry jazz-tinged "Up Late."
In a press release from Interscope Records, Lennox describes the tune as a "neo-soul sexy sweet midnight delight." The D.C. native's third official single finds her exercising her vocal range while detailing another romantic encounter. "Make your way to North Hollywood/ Target lingerie/ Kissing your lips dipped in backwood tips/ I been crushing on you," she seductively sings.
Shea Butter Baby will include previously released singles "Whipped Cream" and the J. Cole-assisted "Shea Butter Baby," which first landed on the Creed II soundtrack. The 12-track album is mainly free of features besides guest appearances from fellow Dreamville artist J.I.D. and Cole.
“A lot of these songs I’ve been holding on to for a long time," Lennox previously told Billboard earlier in April. "I just want the world to hear them. And then, finally, I can exhale."
Listen to "Up Late" and find the Shea Butter Baby track list below.
Shea Butter Baby track list:
1. "Chicago Boy"
3. "Broke" feat. J.I.D
4. "Up Late"
5. "Shea Butter Baby" feat. J. Cole
6. "Speak to Me"
7. "New Apartment"
10. "I Been"
11. "Whipped Cream"