19-year-old HBK Gang singer Kehlani is wise beyond her years and hard set on using her rising profile for good. To wit: her latest single, "First Position," is a flickering R&B romp that champions those who are not cookie cutter, not picture perfect in love. "The inspiration behind the song was me trying to show young people in the LGBTQ community that you don't have to hide anything. You can be adventurous and outspoken about your sexuality," she tells FADER. "It wasn't too aggressive, but it wasn't too safe—it pushed the buttons I needed it to push." Accordingly, the accompanying David Camarena-directed video subverts video tropes by featuring two leading ladies—that's right, not a man in sight. "I absolutely love it!" Kehlani says. Us, too.
Kehlani Asks You To Open Your Mind In The Video For “First Position”
19 year old HBK singer plays with expectations.
January 20, 2015