By Violet Lim, CEO and Co-Founder at Lunch Actually Group. A version of this article originally appeared on Violet’s LinkedIn blog. Violet is a member of EO…
Before she gives birth to her daughter, Kehlani delivers her new single.
The Oakland songstress teams up with Ty Dolla $ign on “Nights Like This,” the first release from her upcoming mixtape. On the R&B jam, a brokenhearted Kehlani yearns for an ex lover.
“On some nights like this, shorty, I can’t help but think of us,” she sings before reconsidering. “You can get my hopes high, girl / Just gon’ tell me more lies, girl.”
During an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Kehlani gushed about collaborating with Ty. “I love Ty. We’ve made songs and it just hasn’t come out because it hasn’t been the time,” she said. “This was just the perfect time for us both to finally put something out.”
Kehlani is now readying a new mixtape, her first project since her 2017 debut SweetSexySavage, which she describes as “more grown” and “honest.” “I’m not making no more pop songs on you hoes. I’m over it,” Kehlani told fans during an Instagram Live session. “You’re not getting any pop records from me, and if you do, just know it wasn’t my fault.”
In October, Kehlani announced that she was pregnant with her first child, a baby girl, who is due this spring.