Man Woos Jhene Aiko for 100-Plus Days as She Suffers From Short-Term Memory Loss in 'While We're Young' Video
Jhene Aiko mixes 50 First Dates with The Notebook for the romantic video of her new song "While We're Young," where her short-term memory loss has a man wooing her in new ways every day.
The smooth love note is a different side of the Slauson Hills songstress following her sexually explicit track "Maniac," released last November. "I'm tellin' everybody you're mine and I like it/ And I really hope you don't mind, I can't fight it," she croons. "No, you know I cannot hide it 'cause I am so excited/ That I finally decided on you."
The Jay Ahn-directed clip shows her love interest, Micah, pursuing Aiko for four months, spicing up the routine with trips to the park, and thought-out run-ins on the highway to cope with her mental limitations. Each day, he introduces himself to her at a restaurant where she sits, draws and nibbles on waffles. As they document their relationship over the course of 100-plus days, she still struggles to remember who he is, even when they wake up in the same bed.
When Aiko records him on a camcorder, she asks Micah if he loves her. "Love is a heavy word," he says. "I mean, I get up every morning, I go to this restaurant and you're there. Yeah, I love you."
Watch their love story below.