This spring, Atlantic recording artist Hayley Kiyoko tapped R&B powerhouse Kehlani for “What I Need,” the only collaboration on her critically-acclaimed debut album Expectations. Today, on the eve of Pride Month, the rising pop star debuts the epic, self-directed companion video starring both artists. Watch “What I Need” here: https://atlanti.cr/whatineed
Back in December, Hayley and Kehlani drove up to beautiful Ojai, CA to film what would become the song’s gorgeous visual. In typical Hayley fashion, the video is yet another beautifully shot narrative, complete with her signature color palette, and like many of her previously self-directed music videos, takes form in the shape of a short film. It centers around two young women, one of whom, portrayed by Kehlani, is clearly struggling to connect with her aunt and finds an escape through her relationship with her childhood best friend, played by Hayley. In the end, it’s a love story that illuminates the importance of having someone close to you, who cares for you in times of need without judgment and supports you no matter what.
Tomorrow, Kiyoko will kick off the second leg of her nationwide EXPECTATIONS TOUR, which has been selling out every date and racking up rave live reviews. After her headline tour concludes, Kiyoko will embark on her first-ever arena tour as a special guest on Panic! At The Disco’s upcoming “Pray For The Wicked Tour,” getting underway July 11th at Minneapolis, MN’s Target Center and continuing through mid-August. Tickets for all “Pray For The Wicked Tour” dates go on sale to the general public today at 12 pm (local). For complete details and availability, see attached itinerary and visit www.hayleykiyokoofficial.com.
On June 19th, Hayley will return to late night TV for a special performance on NBC’s The Late Show with Seth Meyers, airing at 12:35/11:35c on NBC. This follows her applauded late-night debut in April on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where she won over the audience performing her single “Curious” and fan-favorite “Let It Be.”
EXPECTATIONS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018
* JULY 11-AUGUST 18 w/PANIC! AT THE DISCO “PRAY FOR THE WICKED” ARENA TOUR
1 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring – SOLD OUT!
2 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre – SOLD OUT!
3 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall – SOLD OUT!
5 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
6 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall – SOLD OUT!
8 Indianapolis, IN The Egyptian Room – SOLD OUT!
9 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall – SOLD OUT!
11 Charlotte, NC The Underground – SOLD OUT!
12 Norfolk, VA The Norva
14 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts – SOLD OUT!