The self-titled fifth album from Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Ayo is a collection of soulful, sometimes reggae-tinged folk songs. On Ayo, the musician stepped up in the writing and production departments to take on more responsibility than on her past efforts, such as Joyful and Gravity at Last. The result is an album derived from an eclectic musical background that touches on a wide range of themes, such as her call for justice on the Ferguson-inspired "Boom Boom," or casting aside material things and figuring out what really matters on the album's opening track, "Nothing." Ayo is out October 6.



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