Ari Lennox is embracing self-love with her upcoming sophomore album, Age/Sex/Location.
According to a text message shared by J. Cole, to whose label the “Pressure singer” is signed, Ari opened up about what the album means for her.
“I asked Ari what this new album means to her. I needed to know cuz I f*** with it so heavy,” J. Cole captioned the Instagram post of Ari’s text.
In the lengthy text, Ari expressed that Age/Sex/Location, which is due out on September 9, explores the lessons she’s learned in dating and the journey to self-love.
“Transitional space. Very vulnerable codependent and validation seeking part of my life,” she wrote. “I remember the countless times I was kicked out of dating apps because they didn’t think I was really myself, it reminded me of those age/sex/location days where I actually wasn’t being myself in those chat rooms.”
The 31-year-old singer went on to say that she spent “so much time seeing to god and good in some abusive people” which resulted in her “neglecting [her] needs and self worth.”
“No more tip toeing,” she continued. “Providing grace and compassion to myself. Blocking those that no longer serve me or just literally not responding… Allowing accountability and maturing. Allowing growth to happen. Allowing self worth and self love and inner work to happen. Allowing therapy. Allowing dating me to happen.”
Ari concluded, “What’s for me is for me and I’m complete on my own. This is my eat love pray journey. And it’s my honest goodbye to searching for love. I got it right here inside of me. The end of searching for anything other than self love and family. Pouring into me and giving the greatest love to me.”
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