Kehlani Releases New Album “blue water road”: Streaming
- American singer-songwriter Kehlani released their third studio album “blue water road” on April 29, 2022.
It is their first album in two years since the 2020 album “It Was Good Until It Wasn't”.
Kehlani said of the album, “blue water road is a destination in my mind. I'm giving everyone access. It's an emotional journey, a sexual journey, and a spiritual journey. To me, the album is like a glass house. It's light, transparent, and the sun is shining right through it.”
The album comprises 13-track, featuring guest appearances from Blxst, Justin Bieber, Syd, Jessie Reyez, Ambré and Thundercat.
Kehlani told Nadeska of Apple Music about the album, “I actually started the album down the street on Blue Water Road at this house. It was an Airbnb that we got for a recording trip that was supposed to be for the deluxe of my last album, and then I left and had a big spiritual—I don't want to say experience, but I went to a couple ceremonies and came back, and it was just completely different to me.”
They continued, “The album just didn't sound like...or mentally, I wasn't in the deluxe of my last album. Mentally, I was super far away from my last album in general. And a couple songs resonated with something, I guess, that felt just like whatever the next was. And we didn't want to lose that, but we also knew we couldn't just keep renting out this person's house down the street. So we found a studio, luckily, really close, and it still felt the exact same as the house down the street, so we just stayed here and made the whole album here.”
They added, “I think I have always leaned on talking about love...because it's the most constant emotion we all experience as people. But there are three or four songs on this album that are just about me or about spirituality that aren't related to just a relationship. I can make healing music as a healing person. I don't have to weigh myself down with the expectation that music isn't deep if it isn't raging or sad.”
Kehlani talked about recording process, “I mean that that process is kind of dictating everything I'm currently doing in my life. I have taken a huge leap into directing a huge leap into film study, just a huge leap into like all these injuries that I kind of had before that were just like little passionate, you know, interests of mine that actually became full time like things that required actual like application and like dedication, and I'm actually heavily involved in it now, but it wouldn't have been sparked if I hadn't kind of been forced into it. By myself, essentially. Like I've forced myself but it was felt more like a universal force than it was just like me being like, I gotta do this. This is just time if I really want this to happen. I gotta make it happen. But I took all of that into this album, especially because I was very just locked in, kind of pandemically. I didn't turn that into a word. But I made this album majority pretty much with one person I made me and pop me and being working for a very long time. But when we discovered that we were on the same type of time, I like the writing camp and like they can't be put together with all these producers and all these people. I was hopping around from room to room to room to work with. We were like, we're kind of like, we're here with it. Like why don't we just keep building it feels good. And so we just kept coming back to the studio every day until like we had what really quickly felt like an album like we made this album in probably like two months.”
- source : Apple Music