The best relationships start off as best friends right? For Kehlani and Hayley Kiyoko, they prove that best friends can make the cutest couple in the latest visual for What I Need. The five minute long film captures the storyline of two friends, living their best life on a road trip after Kehlani gets kicked out of her house by her aunt. We feel she was planning to leave in the first place, but with that tone of voice, we hope she’s welcomed home after the trip.
After hopping in the car with Hayley, the two take off down the road for the adventure of a life time. No random road trip is complete without stopping at a shitty bar with a pool table or getting almost ran off the road. The two combat their bit of car trouble by hopping into a pick up truck of stranger’s only to get kicked out a mile down the road. Kehlani, hitches another ride leaving Hayley behind, but they find each other in the end, as all true love does.
In all, the track itself tells the story of a closeted gay teen afraid to show their affection. While not all are ready to live their best lives as themselves, Hayley sings some reassurance:
When we’re all alone, girl, you wanna own it
When we’re with your fam, you don’t wanna show it
Oh, you’re tryna keep us on the low
I only want a girl who ain’t afraid to love me
Not a metaphor but we really could be
Oh, I ain’t putting on a show
In 20Gayteen, and all of pride month, we’re celebrating all of loves. Sing with us?