Twenty-five year old Hayley Kiyoko drops her new music video – “Sleepover” – today as she kicks off her nationwide tour.
Kiyoko, who also directed the video, says the inspiration for the vid came from her personal experience of being attracted to girls and not knowing if they liked her back.
Who can’t relate to that?
“I’ve never truly believed that sexuality defines who you are. I do believe, though, that sexuality helps shape and build who you become. How you act, what you pursue, who you surround yourself with.
“This music video for “Sleepover” is not a concept or an idea for me. It is my life. It defines a part of who I am today.
“I grew up a dreamer and found comfort through a safe haven in my head. It’s where I was able to find self-love and feel validated.
“This music video validates those feelings for me, even if in those moments the girl I fell for was unavailable. I made this video to help validate those fantasies. To create a space for the lovers, dreamers and seekers.
“Falling in love can be a bittersweet feeling, especially if you know it’ll never be reciprocated. I think we can all relate to that.”