Hayley Kiyoko Announces New Album ‘Panorama’
Hayley Kiyoko has announced the release of her second album, Panorama, out 29 July on Empire/Atlantic. The latest taster of the album, For The Girls, is out now.
In a statement Hayley said, I love being a woman, and women have always been a massive influence on my life. For The Girls is an anthem celebrating that love, highlighting our strength, beauty, and vulnerability. The music video is meant to reflect that celebration with a sense of humour and an expansive take on whose romantic story gets told. It was so much fun to direct, especially since it’s a nod to one of my favourite reality shows of all time.”
She added: “I wanted the music video to give representation to all of us searching for love while not taking ourselves too seriously. Being surrounded by queer people of many different gender identities and making art that feels relevant to us was the greatest gift. It was a reminder of how resilient this community is and how strong and confident we feel being our authentic selves together. No matter how you identify or who you love, I hope this summer bop makes you feel sexy and empowered.”
The album has been in the works for some time. On 6 February 2020, during a livestream on Instagram about her Hue fragrance Kiyoko talked about her upcoming album. She revealed that the album has a similar sound to her 2018 hit single, What I Need: “I’ve been working on my new album and this Hue perfume definitely reminds me of my new music. I’ve been working on my album for a very long time and I’ve just wanted it to be perfect, and elevated and epic. I don’t have anything mixed but I’m about to get the music mixed and hopefully have some new music for you soon.”