The cut clocks in at only under two minutes but sends a powerful message on the impact of voting — a timely statement as the United States gears up for the 2020 Presidential elections this November. Aiko also speaks on voter suppression, speaking from a viewpoint of a citizen that might not be able to participate because they don’t have the financial capacity to take a day off work. “Now more than ever it is vital that we all VOTE,” the Chilombo singer said in a statement. “It was an honor working with ‘black-ish’ to bring you this song.”
The one-hour black-ish special arrived ahead of the season seven premiere and sees the Johnsons navigating their way through the upcoming election, especially with Junior as a first-time voter and Dre’s exploration into local politics.
Stream Jhené Aiko’s “Vote” on Spotify and Apple Music. black-ish returns October 21.