The “Classic Man” has found the right woman. Jidenna is in love, and he’s using his music as the vessel to share the news and his feels on his forthcoming third album entitled ME YOU & GOD. We’ve already gotten a taste of the set and the direction that love has taken him with the singles “BLUSH” and “SAFE,” and now Jidenna has announced that the LP is scheduled to be released on Friday, May 5th.
He took to Instagram to reveal the album title, cover art and release date in a video, and he had a few other things to get off of his bare chest. “The last couple of years have been dreamy, and I don’t know if I’m ready to wake up,” Jidenna began his voice-over narration while he stared into the camera and a languid instrumental played in the background.
“I began every song during magic hour and finished it after I loved you back to sleep,” he continued. “The days were simple. The time was slow. The streets were empty aside from the daily clash of rebels and police. Nowadays it feels like the Mandela Effect. Did the pandemic really happen? Did it shift something in us or were we just tripping? Well, we were definitely tripping. And love is of hell of a road trip.”
Jidenna found love in a hopeless place and fondly reminisced about the time he and his beloved had together. “We’ll never get those days back, but I captured a few moments in this time capsule,” he went on. “I miss those days before the world opened back up, when it was just me, you and God," he said, cleverly ending his narration with the album title.
ME YOU & GOD is described as “a man falling in love and learning that he must reckon with how he has been socialized to understand masculinity in order to navigate these new, intoxicating feelings.” The album features 13 tracks and features from Bootsy Collins (on the aforementioned “SAFE”), co-executive producer Roman GianArthur, Sensei Bueno and Gardens & Villa.
ME YOU & GOD’s release date is a day after Jidenna’s birthday, but he’s giving fans an early gift in the form of early access to the album on the EVEN platform. For a limited time, Jidenna diehards can enjoy a sneak preview of the album for a nominal fee. Using a “pay what you want” model, fans can purchase access to the album for any amount over $4.99. The album stream comes with a few perks, including an invitation to a virtual release party with Jidenna, an entry to win 1 of 100 free vinyl copies of the album and early access to his upcoming tour tickets.
Trust us, the sneak preview and bonus content are worth the investment. Jidenna is on a whole new wave on ME YOU & GOD, and it’s an entire vibe.- Advertisement -
If you’d rather wait until May 5th to indulge in the album, pre-save/pre-add it now on your preferred music service. View ME YOU & GOD’s album cover art and complete tracklist right here.
Jidenna ME YOU & GOD tracklist:
1. I'M LOOKING FOR A CONNECTION
2. MISS BEHAVE
3. FRONT END feat. Roman GianArthur, Sensei Bueno & Gardens & Villa
4. SAFE feat. Bootsy Collins
8. MAYBE SWANKAFORNiA
9. PULLOUT feat. Roman GianArthur
12. SUMMER HUNGER
13. YOU SCARY