Kehlani takes a quite literal peek at whether or not the grass is greener on the other side. The SweetSexySavage singer is captured standing on a lawn chair, with a hose in hand, perched over a concrete backyard fence on the new cover art for her second studio album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t.
The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter broke the news of her latest effort by posting it on Instagram. In a statement, she detailed the meaning of the album art. “The album cover is a depiction of the never-ending duality of ‘good’ and ‘bad.’ It’s a tale of perspective,” she says in a press release. “The sun is shining, the sky is blue, but clearly something has gotten my attention. Paired with the back cover, we come into the question of is the grass really greener on the other side? Good things are good… until they aren’t. Then, were they ever really good?”
Initially, Kehlani announced on March 15 that she planned on delaying the release of this project due to the coronavirus. “to be transparent, i HAD a release date. we’re unable to complete any of our plans or move forward with the album at the moment due to the pandemic,” she expressed on Twitter. However, she has been gracing us with teasers from the album. First, she dropped the compellingly heartfelt single “You Know Wassup,” which should have been a sign to us all that some major heat was on the way. Then, following this whirl of emotions “Valentine’s Day (Shameful),” became available to us with the the sultry breakup ballad “Toxic” featuring Ty Dolla $ign arriving soon after. Finally, the Bay Area-bred artist gave us, “Nobody Business,” who’s music video was filmed in the very same backyard depicted on the new album art.
Based on what we’ve heard so far this album will be giving us all the feels we didn’t even know we were feeling! Kehlani is widely known for her lyrical genius, and vocal tenacity as she’s proved her versatility and sheer talent in each and every one of her EP’s, albums, and features. Her ability to conjure emotions while detailing her experiences with full transparency is what categorizes her as one of the top R&B artists within the genre today.
“i almost wanna feel a way when people assume what/who the songs i release are about , but on the flip side.. it means people trust and put faith in my transparency.. expecting vulnerability & honesty from me everytime now,” she shared in a tweet.
It Was Good Until It Wasn’t is set for release on May 8.