Here’s Why Kehlani Needs To Be On Your Playlist Right Now
Kehlani brought all of the 90’s feels to her Tsunami Christmas London Show...
Last night (29th November 2016) we headed to Village Underground in Shoreditch, London to check out 21 year old, Oakland raised Kehlani Parrish’s sold-out show. Here’s what we learnt…
Her voice is everything we wanted it to be and more. Those smooth, silky, R&B vocals had us captivated from the start. Growing up as a 90’s kid you lived and breathed R&B and we mean that real neo-soul sound.
Think Lauryn Hill, Keyshia Cole, Erykah Bau, the sh*t you could relate to no matter what you were going through. It’s been a while since we’ve heard something so straight up, powerful and real, and it’s no surprise her mixtape You Should Be Here was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at this year’s Grammys.
Her voice wasn’t the only thing that blew our minds. We need to talk about her dancing… OMG! Starting out Kehlani trained as a dancer, but suffered a knee injury, turning her attention towards singing. Every move was so effortless yet delivered with such passion, just like her vocals and left us wanted to enroll at the nearest dance school.
Everything you do shows me you know it
Behind it all you are the motive
Don't tell you enough, but baby I'll show it, show it
He say the king where he come from
Take a young queen just to know one
So, baby, I'mma drive it like it's stolen
I'mma fix it like it's broken
We could catch a flight out to London
Go to the mall, spend a lump sum
They could try to catch up to us
But they're too busy making assumptions
Boy, you know all I do
Is stay up all night losing sleep over you
All I do
Is drive myself crazy thinkin' 'bout my baby
It's the way you walk, the way you talk, babe
It's the way you love, the way you fuck, the way
It's the way you are, you're a star, babe
It's the way you, it's the way you
You got my mind gon trippin
You know i love these women
She said I ain't even make my bed up
Watch your step, you gon' wake my mama and dad up
Pssh, girl, didn't I tell you at the damn club?
We gon' wake your neighbors
Turn your block club to my fan club
And that happen so fast
Damn, I glad I strapped up
Ask her when she finish, if she came
She said I lapped ya twice
Run it back for the door, rematch
Flip the crib when we fought, rematch
It get hot then no more, last cup
You can ask her if I fuck, she gassed, huh
I gotta keep it a secret, I keep a key in my lower pocket
Inside a register below the lower octave
Dirty laundry in my closet, they be strung out on the street
Left to dry with dry sheets and no deposit
They don't gotta worry, put my hand on your mouth
Put my hands in your mouth, girl
We got plans at my house, you know the way up
This thing we got is crazy
Only thing I know is you're my baby
Forever down, I am your lady
Always for sure, never a maybe
Never met someone who spoke my language
Never met a nigga done with playin'
You the type of nigga make me lane switch
Hand me the brush and say: Paint it
Give me your heart and I hold it
Show me your soul and I'll mould it
Baby boy, you gotta be the dopest
Gotta be to fuck with the coldest
Her fans aka the ‘Tsunami Mob’ are badass and we wanna be in their gang. Singing every word back, the energy was pure fire emojis. Kehlani handed the mic over to a fan in the crowd to step up and take on Chance The Rappers verse on ‘The Way’ and boy did she slay. “No one has ever done that before” declared an astonished Kehlani.
As well as treating us to old and new material, the self-confessed “fan boy” was joined on stage by surprise guests Little Simz for a special performance of their collaboration ‘Table’, Angel and WSTRN, where she jumped on the mic to treat us to her remix of their smash hit ‘In2’. Not to mention MTV Brand New for 2017 finalist Nadia Rose opening up the show and absolutely killing it.
Her debut album SWEETSEXYSAVAGE is set to drop next year and we’re pretty certain 2017 will be the year of Kehlani #GirlPower!
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