Get your tissues out, because this track is definitely a tear-jerker.
R&B singer Jhene Aiko lost her 26-year-old brother, Miyagi, to cancer last week, so she decided to write and record a beautiful song in his honor.
On her Tumblr page, Jhene left a sweet message explaining the track:
"I wrote and recorded this myself on my lap top, for my brother…. Miyagi . this song was really just intended for him to hear….. but i thought it would be nice to share ….
i was so nervous to play it for him myself, so when i left to San Francisco on Thursday I had my TT play it for him….
She said his breath got calm as he listened and i know he heard every word ….
later that night he became the angel he was born to be and i am so grateful that he got to hear this before he left on his infinite journey….
now i hear him telling ME , what i was singing to him… to not give up .
i love you SO much Miyagi!!!! . Everything x2 now. Everything for you now …."
"I wish I could take away your pain/I wish I could trade places/ man I just want you to be okay/ man I just wish I could erase this/I know life has a funny way/so I'm not complaining/ and while I still got you here, still got you here, still got you here, I hope you can hear this/ don't give up, don't give up on us," sings Jhene.
The newly signed Def Jam songstress is currently working on her debut album with legendary producer No I.D.
Take a listen to "For My Brother" below!