Even when singing about heartbreak, Kehlani—that 19-year-old R&B singer who is more focused on her influence than her fame—has found a way to spit out a positive message. On her latest song, "Alive," which features glossy, radio-ready production by Norwegian producer Coucheron, she highlights the freedom that comes with a breakup: It's like something has to die to help you realize, damn I feel alive. Kehlani's You Should Be Here arrives April 28, and we can't wait.
Photographer Carlos Chavarría
April 13, 2015