She's back at it again with her newest music video for, 'Sleepover', a video that completely encompasses the importance of representation in the music industry for queer individuals who have only a handful of idols to look up to in the media. Not even just look up to but to inspire and generate a feeling of, "I am okay being me and I will never apologize for that."
We can only hope that Hayley Kiyoko continues this inspirational and daunting path to create a sense of hope among these hard time's we're all dealing with in the world around us.
Hayley goes to show us with this video that she is against the norm and proud. She shows us how complicated relationships can be, how hard it can be when you're queer and you don't know how to tell the person you like. The stages shown in this video, represent beauty, pain, heartbreak, and a sense of risk that comes with it all.
From Paper Magazine: "Hayley Kiyoko, a Los Angeles-based singer and actress, does an excellent job of capturing that particular brand of unrequited desire from a close friend in her music video for new single "Sleepover." Hayley's song talks about having a slumber party with a friend while secretly imagining it turning into something more. "But at least I got you in my head," she sings on the song's chorus."
I don't wanna talk about it I don't wanna think about it I'm just feeling low, feeling low Even when you're next to me It's not the way I’m picturing I'm just feeling low, feeling low You wanna be friends forever? I can think of something better I'm just feeling low, feeling low Sleeping here right next to me But will you ever mess with me? No
[Chorus] But at least I got you in my head, oh yeah At least I got you in my head, in my head Sleepovers in my bed, oh yeah At least I got you in my head, in my head In my head In my head
[Verse 2] Always there to brush your hair Help you pick out what to wear I just feel alone, feel alone You will never understand Even when you hold my hand I just feel alone, feel alone I don't wanna talk about it I don't wanna think about it I just feel alone, feel alone Even when you're next to me It's not the way I'm picturing, no
Watch Sleepover below!