In October of 2022, Babyface unveiled his highly anticipated album Girls Night Out, which was highly anticipated by music fans. The project featured a range of songs written and produced by some of the most prominent female artists in the R&B genre, including Sevyn Streeter, Kehlani, Ella Mai, Doechii, Tiana Major9, Tink, Queen Naija, Baby Tate, and many others. A co-production between Rika Tischendorf and Babyface was the production of Girls Night Out.
On Wednesday (Feb. 27th), the legendary hitmaker announced the release of the first video from his forthcoming album, the official music video to the single “Liquor.” Director Jean Estene directed the video, which features Ari Lennox in a cabaret show. Through the course of the song, she speaks about the need to set the tone for the evening with a little liquid courage:
According to Babyface, when it came to creating Girls Night Out, he took a hands-on approach to allow the ladies to shine. This is an approach he discussed in a previous interview. According to him, “It was a place where I was able to showcase the voices I enjoy.” He goes on to say, “I didn’t want to step on their toes.” When it came to my music, I did not want to age it. As far as I was concerned, I didn’t want to appear as a creepy old uncle. My intention was to be in the room and give advice, and that was all I wanted to do.”
It has been a while since Lennox released an album. Lennox’s most recent album has been highly anticipated, aged/sex/location music. A total of 12 tracks are included in this body of work, featuring Summer Walker, Chlöe, and Lucky Daye among others.