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QUICKSPINS: Kehlani – While We Wait

by Abegail Ranaudo March 5, 2019
QUICKSPINS: Kehlani – While We Wait

Kehlani stuns with her vocals and tuned harmonies in her new mixtape While We Wait. Cheers to this woman, who while pregnant with her first child, created a bubbly yet, musical R&B gem. With appearances from Musiq Soulchild, Dom Kennedy, 6LACK, and Ty Dolla $ign, the Oakland native continues to impress with her bouncy choreographic-worthy melodies. Tracks like “RPG,” “Nunya”, and “Too Deep” lyrically express the abruption of desire in a digital atmosphere. While the queer artist prolongs her soulful sound into 2019 with her fourth project, she hesitates lyrically on tracks like “Feels” and “Morning Glory.” Overall though, she does not lack in vocal and melodic range. Kehlani, despite her well-earned fame, still carries a humble approach to her music.

Star Bar:

“And when I walked away

I left footsteps in the mud so you could follow me

You’re so bad at holding water, slips right through your fingers

We’d both end up drowning, it would hit the ground

And then the path would wash away, wash away”

– Kehlani on “Footsteps” feat. Musiq Soulchild

Trial Track: Love Language

8/10

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