This was released as a single from Aiko's Sail Out
EP. She explained to Artist Direct
that the title is a play on words. "Obviously, it sounds like 'Sell Out' in terms of money," she said. "I've always been a fan of writing and words. Wordplay is something I've always loved. I love it when things have double meanings. The album is going to be called Sold Out
, and the mixtape is called Sailing Souls
. Sail Out
was a happy medium between the two titles."
"The cover is me walking into this hopeless-looking place," Aiko continued. "Clearly, I don't have on any clothes. I'm just fearless like, "Who cares?" The boat looks abandoned, and it's a scary situation. I'm going into it being free. I feel like that's what sailing out is about. It's going with the wind and trusting that you're going to end up where you're supposed to be."