Ari Lennox has shared a delightful cover of the Christmas classic “My Favorite Things.” The R&B star adds her own unique twist to the Rodgers and Hammerstein favorite, giving the holiday jam a new POV.
Last month, following the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album, age/sex/location, the Grammy nominated and platinum recording artist announced her “age/sex/location” Tour 2023.
Produced by Live Nation, the 27-city tour kicks off on January 26 at House of Blues in Las Vegas. making stops across the U.S. in Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta and more before wrapping up in her hometown at Howard Theatre in Washington, DC on March 28. Tickets are on-sale now.
The album, released via Dreamville/Interscope Records, helped place Ari in the pantheon of R&B icons. The record was highlighted by first single “Pressure.” Produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, the sugary anthem had fans hooked and enthralled as it topped the Adult R&B Airplay chart. As the new vanguard of soul, Ari Lennox ramped up the intensity with more standout tracks “Hoodie” and “Queen Space,” the latter of which was created with oft collaborator Summer Walker.
“Queen Space” first originated from Lennox’s EP Away Message. The short set was an anticipation-setter as Ari tantalized her fanbase with a brilliant appetizer littered with sultry vibes. age/sex/location is a stellar entry point for new fans eager to dive into the creative mind of Ari, who gained mainstream notoriety with her acclaimed 2019 debut album Shea Butter Baby.
The build-up for age/sex/location was headlined by a week full of celebrations for Ari and her newest magnum opus. First, she held an intimate listening party in New York City before spending time in her hometown of Washington, DC for a comedy night hosted by KevOnStage at DC Winery, another night enjoying the city’s best GoGo music hosted by Ari herself, and then finally partnering with Amazon Music on album release day for the project’s release party. To close things out, Ari held a live performance at a secret location in New York City on September 11.