DNA Magazine - - MUSIC REVIEWS -

Sexy les­bian singer/ac­tress Hay­ley is rewrit­ing the pop star­dom rule­book. With a col­lab­o­ra­tion with R&B soul­stress – and fel­low queer artist – Kehlani on What I Need and tracks that openly dis­cuss her sex­u­al­ity and iden­tity (such as on the slinky Cu­ri­ous), Hay­ley’s de­but al­bum el­e­vates queer pop-dom to a new level.

“Ex­pec­ta­tions has a level of ma­tu­rity I’ve never had be­fore,” Hay­ley told DNA: “There’s a sense of grounded con­fi­dence within the lyrics, the melodies and the pro­duc­tion. It’s un­wa­ver­ing. This is what it is. Take it or leave it. It’s not that I wasn’t con­fi­dent be­fore, but that en­ergy re­ally ex­udes through the mu­sic now. It rep­re­sents ev­ery­thing in my life from health to girls to loss.”

After Hay­ley kicked off #20GAYTEEN (coined by her fans) and ap­peared at Coachella this year, we could have a Queer Mother Mon­ster on our hands. Ex­pect big things from Hay­ley Kiyoko!

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