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Hayley Kiyoko Stars in Her Own Queer Love Story In New Music Video

In the video for her new single, Feelings, Hayley Kiyoko dances her way into the heart (or at least grabs the attention) of a woman she meets while out on the town one night with her friends.

Kiyoko, who identifies as part of the LGBTQ community, has regularly infused queer themes and subject matter in her music and videos since she burst onto the scene two years ago with the hit Girls Like Girls.

Last year she released a clip for the song One Bad Night featuring trans YouTube star Erin Armstrong.

Talking about the video, Kiyoko explained

Feelings is super special to me because I think a lot of people can relate to the emotions that are brought on by being completely hooked on someone. I wanted to write an anthem celebrating these feelings, as opposed to suppressing them like society often makes people do in today’s dating scene.”

We have feelings, we get involved, and sometimes we can’t control it. After all, we’re human. I am thrilled about this release and excited for everyone to get the first taste of what’s to come from my album next year, not to mention I had a blast shooting and directing this video, which was all done in one take – something I’ve never done before.”

Feelings is the first single from Kiyoko’s upcoming debut album.

For more information on Kiyoko, visit her official website.

Hayley Kiyoko Says She Regrets Not Opening Up About Her Sexuality Sooner

In recent years Hayley Kiyoko has been open about the fact she is attracted to women and identifies as bisexual.

Her anthemic pop tracks like Girls Like Girls from This Side Of Paradise and Pretty Girl on CITRINE have allowed the 26-year-old actress-and-singer to creatively open up about her sexuality and encourage her fans to be their truest selves.

But Kiyoko says wishes she had the confidence to be honest earlier in her life.

Speaking to Billboard, she said:

I think the only thing regret is not being more confident with my sexuality at an earlier age. I love being open and sharing my stories because it inspires other kids to hopefully be more comfortable with themselves at a younger age. School, growing up and life is hard. If all of us can be brave and stand up, hopefully fewer people will have struggles and have better lives.”

Earlier this year, Kiyoko – who was previously in pop group Allie Goninowith before embarking on a solo career in 2013 – again used her platform as an artist for the greater good with the release of an L.A. noir visual companion to her track One Bad Night, which explored themes of trans-violence and the human connection.

I always try to use my art to cover topics that people don’t really do or are scared of covering. I also loved the challenge of listening to One Bad Night and trying to take a 360-spin on the lyrics and what it could tell and create. I think it’s important to not be afraid to talk about real life — trans violence is a real thing that happens all the time. The main focus that I loved about One Bad Night is that it’s about human compassion for each other. Especially in times like now in the world we’re living in, it’s important to show human compassion. If you see something, it’s important to stand up for your neighbor even if they’re a stranger and not walk away. We’re all neighbors within one another. And it’s about finding hope in one another. At the end [the two characters] smile at each other and doughnuts — it’s about enjoying the simple things in life and those simple moments. I really wanted to come across those simple acts of kindness in the video.

In the interview, Kiyoko has also opened up on the terrorist attack which took place after Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena in May and the effect the horrific event has had on her.

Seeing what happened was horrible, and I think all of us are heartbroken over it because it’s terrible. But, I do think we can’t live in fear, and we have to continue on with our lives. We need to continue to do things that make us happy, feel good and escape because if we don’t, then they win. I would just tell everyone to continue to live your life to the fullest and do what you love. That’s all you can do because you can’t control what happens. That’s the really shitty part of this situation.”

But Hayley has urged her fans to not let the bombing, which claimed the lives of 22 people, stop them from enjoying their lives and going to concerts.


Hayley Kiyoko’s ‘Sleepover’ Music Video Shows The Pain Of Having A Crush On Your Best Friend

We’ve all had a crush on someone we couldn’t have.

Maybe it was the most popular girl in school, the cheerleader who didn’t know you existed. Maybe it was a celebrity or someone who lived on the other side of the world.

Or, most painfully of all, maybe it was on your best friend.

Falling in love with your best friend is a uniquely excruciating pain. On one hand, you can spend all of your time together while you bask in her beauty and peach shampoo. On the other hand, you can never truly have her, so you’ll have to keep your mouth shut about the revolving door of guys or girls who catch her eye. (What do they have that you don’t?)

L.A. singer Hayley Kiyoko captures the agony of an unrequited best friend crush in the video for her song Sleepover.

The song chronicles the imaginary slumber party Kiyoko wishes she could have with her best friend. The slumber party starts with sensual cuddling and ends with both women naked in a bathtub. The camera lingers on her best friend as she gets undressed and pulls Kiyoko into a deep kiss.

Of course, this is just a fantasy. At the end of the video, we see Kiyoko sitting silently on her bed, fully dressed and alone.

Even without the video, the song’s lyrics tug on the heartstrings. She sings,

I’m just feeling low, feeling low. Even when you’re next to me, it’s not the way I’m picturing,” and, “Come on, sleep in my bed. Can I just be in my head with you?”

Kiyoko has always been vocal about her queer sexuality. She wrote an op-ed for Paper and her first hit single was even called Girls Like Girls. Hey, we never said she was subtle.

Listen to the song here and learn more about Hayley’s views on sexuality and music on her Tumblr.

Hayley Kiyoko And Her New Video ‘Gravel To Tempo’ Is An Inspiration To Queer Girls

She’s done it again. Hayley Kiyoko, the singer/actress that also gave us Girls like Girls has just released her new video, ‘Gravel To Tempo’ and the lyrics talk about how it feels for a teen girl to have crushes on girls.


In an interview with Fuse TV Hayley admits that the video and song is very personal to her and she says:

So many people, we are dependent on approval, from your parents or your crushes or your friends, and as you grow older—I’m not like this wise man—you become wiser and realize, ‘Oh, I just need to love myself.’ And that nobody else’s opinion really matters.”

In the video Hayley dances in front of her teen crushes from high school and she mentions to Fuse that when she was at high school she had crushes on girls that didn’t like her back.


She went on to say that girls should have the confidence to dance in front of their crushes and it’s not important if they give you their approval or not.


Hayley is a really positive role model for queer girls everywhere and she is a great advocate for the LGBTQ community. Hayley has never openly discussed her own sexuality but whatever she identifies as she is certainly helping others to accept themselves.

She’s a very cool dancer and her music vibes are quite unique. This girl is gonna go places, both as an actress and as a musician. Keep up the good work Hayley, we need more talent like you supporting the LGBTQ community, especially teens who often encounter a lot of issues both within themselves and from others when they start to come to terms with their own sexuality.

Watch Hayley Kiyoko’s Steamy New Video for ‘Cliffs Edge’

Hayley Kiyoko‘s EP This Side Of Paradise was well received upon its release back in February and now she’s just dropped the video for Cliffs Edge.

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The new video stars Hayley as one half of a queer couple dealing with some serious drama.

The self-directed clip – which is super steamy – follows the couple as they go through the motions of a relationship, all of which described in the song and acting out through a pink and blue hue.

Speaking to The FADER, Kiyoko said

I wanted to show a tumultuous love that constantly twists and turns, when each person feels pushed to an emotional cliff’s edge. But ultimately you have to save yourself from ‘drowning’ in those emotions; take a step back, take a breath and know that everything is going to be ok.”

Stefanie Scott Comes To Kelsey Chow’s Rescue in Hayley Kiyoko’s LGBT-Positive Music Video

Musical rock-chick, Hayley Kiyoko is currently having a stint on The Fosters, but many of you will recognise her from her time on Disney Channel in Wizards of Waverly Place and Lemonade Mouth where she played a badass guitarist.

Her new 5 minute video (directed by Kiyoko and Austin S. Winchell) for her new song Girls Like Girls is a testament to marginalised connections. Shot on a shoestring budget and starring up-and-comers Stefanie Scott (Jem and the Holograms) and Kelsey Chow the video tells the story of a romantic girl/girl relationship.

Beyond the love story the video also has a theme of self-acceptance and standing firm for what we want and believe in. Whether you’re fighting yourself, your feelings, or the judgements of others; the despair, joy and relief felt when you’re true to yourself makes it all worthwhile,”

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There’s not a lot of representation for young girls who are best friends who might fall in love. A big point for me was to respect that and keep it real, so people can realise it’s not just a joke or, you know, ‘Oh, that’s hot.'”

Fans have come out in droves to thank the singer for shining a light on LGBT issues. “[This video] helped my mom better understand what it’s like to be me!! I needed this video for so long,” tweeted one follower; “I feel heard. I feel understood,” said another.

People are using the word ‘representation”. They’re like, ‘Thank you for making me feel like there’s some sort of representation for how I feel.’ So that’s been a really cool thing to see.”

Watch the game changer, below.