Catch the premiere of Kiyoko’s new music video, exclusively on BuzzFeed.
If you don’t know who Hayley Kiyoko is, you probably will soon. After kicking off her first (and nearly sold out) nationwide headlining tour today, the singer went ahead and dropped her new single “Sleepover” as well — complete with a music video that she directed herself.
With previous singles like “Girls Like Girls” and “Gravel to Tempo,” a song about having crushes on girls in high school, the 25-year-old has already established herself as an artist unafraid to provide young queer women with tangible representation through her work.
The “Sleepover” video, premiering exclusively on BuzzFeed, was inspired by the artist’s own personal experiences with the agony that comes along with an unrequited crush. Frankly, it’s so relatable it hurts.
It’s a video concept Kiyoko has been wanting to bring to life for a long time. “This is a really exciting piece for me because I’m able to speak my truth,” Kiyoko told BuzzFeed News. “Throughout my music, I’m in pursuit of a deeper truth — this is my truth.”
The video opens with Kiyoko’s crush, played by Christina Santini, hanging out, dancing, and even having a steamy makeout session with Kiyoko in her bedroom.