After teasing fans since last year with plans for a new album, Kehlani just revealed that her third album, blue water road, has a release date of April 29th and we couldn’t be more excited!
blue water road is a destination in my mind. I’m giving everyone access. It’s an emotional journey, a sexual journey, and a spiritual journey. To me, the album is like a glass house. It’s light, transparent, and the sun is shining right through it.
blue water road is a follow-up to their sophomore album, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart and gained over 1 billion streams! The new album is executively produced by the talented Pop Wansel, who has worked with stars like Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
With a pre-save feature, fans are able to have two songs before the release of the album: the lead single ‘altar’ and the follow-up ‘little story,’ which came out in April along with a music video.
Kehlani also dropped a third single from the album, ‘up at night,’ which features fan-favorite Justin Bieber. What an iconic duo! We’re so glad they teamed up a second time – they previously collaborated on Justin’s song ‘Get Me,’ which appeared on his fifth album, Changes.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Kehlani’s new album, we put together some of our favorite tracks to get ready for blue water road!
’altar’ was the lead single, and gave us something to be excited about from the R&B songstress. The song works through the grief of losing loved ones, and Kehlani dedicated the song to those who they’ve had to say goodbye to through the years. With the visuals, we see how we can be closer to those who we’ve lost.
On the second single from blue water road, Kehlani’s voice is backed by guitar and violin, proving that their voice doesn’t need much to shine. ’little story’ is to a past lover asking to come back to their story. The video for the song, co-directed by Kehlani and Alexandra Thurmond, proves that Kehlani’s craft is continuing to grow through each stage in their career.
From their debut album, SweetSexySavage, ‘Distraction’ is what helped prove that Kehlani has a place in the industry. The 90s-inspired track with catchy hooks is definitely one of our favorites and will never get old.
‘Nights Like This’ Featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Kehlani teamed up with Ty Dolla $ign for the first single of her mixtape, While We Wait. ‘Nights Like This’ is a calming R&B track, and the message of the song is something everyone relates to at some point: missing and wanting attention from an ex.
‘Ring’ (Cardi B Featuring Kehlani)
On her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B got a little help from Kehlani for ‘Ring.’ Cardi, of course, drops great verses, backed by Kehlani’s sultry voice. The pair definitely delivered and did not disappoint with this collab, which is why it is one of our favorites.
These songs are totally getting us hyped for blue water road. Though there is no tracklist out yet, and we have two singles, we can only hope that there will be a few features as well. And with new albums, that means touring, right? While we still don’t know much, Kehlani recently performed at Lollapalooza Argentina, which gives us some hope for upcoming shows. As this new era is just beginning, we know that Kehlani and this album will be nothing short of amazing!
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