Sleepover Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley Kiyoko: Sleepover (2017) Hayley Kiyoko: Gravel to Tempo (2016) Hayley Kiyoko: Cliff's Edge (2015) Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft (born April 3, 1991 in Los Angeles, CA, USA) is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, director, and actress. In 2013, she issued her first solo EP, A Belle to Remember, which included the single 'Rich Youth'. Sleepover Hayley Kiyoko Pop · 2017 More by Hayley Kiyoko. Gravel to Tempo Hayley Kiyoko What I Need (feat. Kehlani) Hayley Kiyoko Cliff's Edge Hayley Kiyoko Cliff's Edge ... Hayley Kiyoko 'Sleepover': I don't wanna talk about it I don't wanna think about it I'm just feeling low, feeling low Even when... 'Sleepover' music video by Hayley Kiyoko. Premiered on March 2, 2017. Directed by Hayley Kiyoko. 'Sleepover' was first released as a non-album single however, later became the first single and the fourth track off Hayley Kiyoko's debut album, Expectations. It was released on March 2, 2017 through Atlantic and Empire and was Kiyoko's first song of that year. The song was released on March 2, 2017 as an non-album single and was confirmed to the fourth track on Hayley's debut album on March ... “Sleepover” by Hayley Kiyoko chronicles the attempts of a lesbian to show her friend how deeply she longs to be in a relationship with her. That friend, however, is unaware of her feelings. Categories: Hayley Kiyoko, Music, PV, Videos Tags: Hayley Kiyoko, SLEEPOVER, Yuri MV Permalink. Author: Black Gekikara Love, Eat and sleep Yuri Best Pal is DIVA (My PC) Hangouts is TEH INTERNETS Currently into Kashiwagi Yuki, Matsui Rena, Ogasawara Mayu, Miyawaki Sakura, Ji-yeon, NMB48 and sister groups, T-ara Totally love SG Horror movies

[crushes] so I think I have my first college crush, and I wish it was someone else...

2020.08.26 14:13 sunnirays [crushes] so I think I have my first college crush, and I wish it was someone else...

See I'm a part of this program that basically gives extra support to people of underrepresented backgrounds who are going for STEM degrees
Among other things it means I had to attend a two-week summer program before school to meet my peers, including our Student Peer Mentors or SPTs
And here's where my problem starts. We were split up into smaller groups and sent off with three SPTs to get to know over the program. One the SPTs I was grouped with is a girl I'll be calling M.
I like M a lot I think. She's smart, nice, and fun. She has dark, curly hair that takes up half her screen on Zoom, and I keep picturing running my hands through it. She told us about her favorite restaurant and I pictured what it'd be like taking her on a date there (post pandemic of course). Her favorite holiday is Halloween and how disappointed she is that it'll probably get cancelled because of COVID-19, and now I just want to carve jack-o'-lanterns with her, and watch horror movies while curled up on the couch with her, and buy all the discounted candy on November 1st just so I can eat it with her
She even has citizenships in three different countries (she's been to at least three different countries!)
But she's also an SPT which means she's older and I'm thinking off limits while I'm in this program (at least while as a mentee). It wouldn't be as bad as say having a crush on a professor but still. She's meant to be here to help me with math and the adjustment to college, not be someone I can obsess over.
Plus I mean, I could be missing some sort of signs over Zoom but I don't think she's even into girls that way, you know? Which would make it even more awkward if I ever told her about these feelings (which I'm not, the very thought makes me shudder)
I even had a dream last night where she told me about her wife. Not her actual wife, that's just what she called her best friend, you know like straight people do. I think that's my subconscious telling me "she's probably straight and she's off limits anyway, so leave it alone"
Which is what I plan on doing. Especially since she was assigned my personal SPT for the semester which means I get to see her a lot. Talk to her one-on-one. And we even have a chat thing where she'll remind me about my math homework and I can ask for her help.
Yay...
At least I'm getting my obligatory probably-straight girl crush out of the way. And I'm going to be even more a stereotype and listen to Hayley Kiyoko's Sleepover, the perfect song for this situation
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2020.06.28 08:03 BKHammo Hayley Kiyoko - SLEEPOVER

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2020.02.29 06:51 KellyJellyBean0404 what songs that you listen to right now will be the most nostalgic in 30 years?

for me it’s probably sleepover but hayley kiyoko
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2019.11.30 19:32 Rissagotthejuice [NO SPOILERS] My playlist for Beau and Jester is so cute but i would like some help with other songs. Any genre is good.

These are the songs i have so far:
*T ake a chance on me- mama mia (the movie)
I KNOW ITS A LONG PLAYLIST BUT I WANT IT TO BE LONG SO I CAN LISTEN TO IT IN THE SHOWER.
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2019.09.30 12:43 stillhavehope99 Songs that were considered 'edgy' when they first came out that are now incredibly tame?

What songs were seen as provocative and daring when they were first released but are now anything but?
For me, it has to be Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl. I like to think now that the concept of bisexuality isn't so gasp-worthy. Everything about the song frames girl-on-girl action as this rebellious, ~naughty~ taboo and even the way the words are stressed on the chorus ("I kissed a GIRL and I LIKED IT") is weirdly sensationalist.
Maybe this is wishful thinking, but I like to think that in the eleven short years since we've come a long way. Nowadays, artists like Halsey (Bad At Love, Strangers), Kehlani (Playinwitme), Lady Gaga (Americano), Hayley Kiyoko (Sleepover, Feelings), Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét (Monopoly) can reference same-sex love without it being this big spectacle. Attempts at releasing a sapphic song with a similar tone to Katy's (Girls by Rita Ora) hasn't had the explosive, "what???? She kisses GIRLS????" reaction that Katy's did. Looking back on I Kissed A Girl in 2019 makes for a weird experience.
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2019.09.07 01:03 Racedatingthrowaway Is it racist to be more attracted to black people?

This might be the wrong place to ask this, but honestly I’m entirely new to reddit and I don’t really know where else to ask this anonymously (I’m too afraid to ask off anon). For this question I would really especially appreciate responses from POC, since their voices hold the most weight in this particular issue!
I’m a white lesbian (Early 20sF, I don’t want to get more specific because I don’t want to be recognized), and I’m more attracted to black women than white women. I don’t mean this in a cultural fetish-y way, it’s purely physical. I think dark skin is just so beautiful, and I absolutely adore natural black hair and black hairstyles (like box braids, dreadlocks, twists, etc). This sounds like some shitty qualifier to try to preemptively defend myself or something, but I’m a far left feminist and I support BLM (and just to clarify, I swear that I actually care about equal human rights, I’m not some nasty white girl who only supports black movements for the sake of my own attraction). I’ve felt this preference for as long as I can remember, and I honestly can’t help it. I’m always trying to keep it hidden because I’m terrified of being shamed or labeled as having “jungle fever” (ugh I hate that phrase). NGL I sometimes watch the music video for Hayley Kiyoko’s Sleepover over and over because the girl in that video is my absolute dream GF haha
I’ve tried looking this question up on Google and in advice columns for progressive journals, but for the most part the answers always address the cultural fetishization aspect of it which I don’t believe is an issue for me. For example, most of the ones I’ve seen are about people fetishizing Japanese and Korean women because of their interest in Japanese and Korean media (like K-pop and anime). I can’t find anything about physical attraction to specific traits that are attributed to different races.
So my question is, is this racist or otherwise racially insensitive? I’ve been hiding this preference and feeling guilty for so long based on the teasing and shaming I’ve received in the past, but that’s only ever been from white friends who figured it out by taking notice of the people I expressed attraction toward. I’ll probably seek out other POC voices in different places to get more perspectives outside of Reddit, but for now I just don’t know who else to ask lol
TL;DR: I am generally more into black women because I think dark skin and natural black hair is extremely attractive. I’ve been shamed before and I’m afraid that I’m unintentionally being racially insensitive, even though I can’t help it. Is this wrong?
EDIT: Someone made this point, so I want to clarify. I’m don’t find other races/skin colors unattractive, and I would never reject someone because of their race/skin color. I just generally find myself more attracted to black women from a purely baseline physical standpoint. Of course, the most important thing in dating is whether the person is compatible with me, and whether I enjoy spending time with them!
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2019.06.01 15:17 Ambassador_of_Mercy It's Pride Month, and I need your help![Discussion]

Ok guys, gals and non-binary pals, it is now June, which means that we need to compile a playlist of the gayest songs possible that we will listen to on repeat for the next month.
Alright?
Send you're links please!
Lets get the obvious ones out of the way first:
Born This Way: Lady Gaga
Girls/Girls/Boys: Panic! at the Disco
Take Me To Church: Hozier
I Kissed a Girl: Katy Perry
Same Love: Macklemore

Songs Suggested by comments:
I'm Coming Out: Diane Ross
Girls Like Girls: Hayley Kiyoko
Fuck You: Lilly Allen
It's Raining Men: The Weathergirls
Hot Stuff: Donna Summers
Last Dance: Donner Summers
I Want To Break Free: Queen
I Want To Know What Love Is: Foreigner Editor's Pick
Under Pressure: Queen
Don't Stop Me Now: Queen Editor's Pick
I'm Still Standing: Elton John
Me!: Taylor Swift Ft Brendon Urie
YOUTH: Troye Sivan
He Likes Boys: Simone Battle
I Didn't Just Kiss Her: Jen Foster (Maybe NSFW)
Jenny: Studio Killers
Curious: Hayley Kiyoko
Sleepover: Hayley Kiyoko
Closer: Tegan and Sara
Everyone is Gay: A Great Big World
Queer: Garbage
Hallelujah: Panic! at the Disco
Radio Friendly Pop Song: Matt Fishel Editor's Pick
DESTROYA: My Chemical Romance Editor's Pick
Every Snowflake's Different Just Like You: My Chemical Romance
Uma Thurman: Fall Out Boy
I Wanna Be You're Girlfriend: Girl In Red
Dance Like Nobody's Watching: Saara Alto Editor's Pick
Gentle Earthquakes: Aurora
She: Dodie
Kiss The Boy: Keiynan Lonsdale
The Entire 'Love Simon' Soundtrack because by God if it isn't amazing Editor's Pick
The Entire 'Call Me By Your Name' Soundtrack because Ditto ^^
Michael: Franz Ferdinand
The Charming Man: The Smiths
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out: The Smiths
Wild Heart: Bleachers Editor's Pick
Surrender: Walk The Moon Editor's Pick
Twin Fantasies: Car Seat Headrest (Full Album)
Sing To Me Instead: Ben Platt (Full Album)
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2019.03.30 16:12 TragicKingdom1 The 20GayTeen Rate, Day 2: I Think I Dodged A Bullet

well that was a fun time yesterday. lets keep it going!
Remaining songs:
Bloom
  1. Seventeen
  2. My My My!
  3. The Good Side
  4. Bloom
  5. Dance to This (feat. Ariana Grande)
  6. Plum
  7. Lucky Strike
  8. Animal
Expectations
  1. Feelings
  2. What I Need (feat. Kehlani)
  3. Sleepover
  4. Curious
  5. Molecules
Palo Santo
  1. Sanctify
  2. Hallelujah
  3. All For You
  4. Karma
  5. Hypnotised
  6. Rendezvous
  7. If You're Over Me
  8. Preacher
  9. Lucky Escape
  10. Palo Santo
  11. Howl
  12. Don't Panic
  13. Up In Flames
Bonus
  1. Charli XCX & Troye Sivan - 1999
  2. Phantoms ft. Hayley Kiyoko - Need You Closer
  3. Years & Years - Coyote
  4. Jax Jones and Years & Years - Play
  5. Years & Years and Jess Glynne - Come Alive
  6. MNEK - Tongue
Secret Bonus
  1. Eevee
  2. Vaporeon
  3. Jolteon
  4. Flareon
  5. Espeon
  6. Umbreon
  7. Leafeon
  8. Glaceon
  9. Sylveon
i will start at 12:00PM EST in https://plug.dj/popheads!! come join me!!
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2019.03.29 21:45 TragicKingdom1 The 20GayTeen Rate, Day 1: i'm...not...here...

sup fellas lets get this show on the road
Remaining songs:
Bloom
  1. Seventeen
  2. My My My!
  3. The Good Side
  4. Bloom
  5. Postcard (feat. Gordi)
  6. Seventeen (Reprise)
  7. Dance to This (feat. Ariana Grande)
  8. Plum
  9. What A Heavenly Way To Die
  10. Lucky Strike
  11. Animal
  12. This This
  13. Running Shoes
Expectations
  1. Expectations (Overture)
  2. Feelings
  3. What I Need (feat. Kehlani)
  4. Sleepover
  5. Mercy / Gatekeeper
  6. Under The Blue / Take Me In
  7. Curious
  8. xx
  9. Wanna Be Missed
  10. He'll Never Love You (HNLY)
  11. Palm Dreams
  12. Molecules
  13. Let It Be
Palo Santo
  1. Sanctify
  2. Hallelujah
  3. All For You
  4. Karma
  5. Hypnotised
  6. Rendezvous
  7. If You're Over Me
  8. Preacher
  9. Lucky Escape
  10. Palo Santo
  11. Here
  12. Howl
  13. Don't Panic
  14. Up In Flames
Bonus
  1. Charli XCX & Troye Sivan - 1999
  2. Troye Sivan & Jónsi - Revelation
  3. Lauv & Troye Sivan - i'm so tired...
  4. Phantoms ft. Hayley Kiyoko - Need You Closer
  5. Sweater Beats ft. Hayley Kiyoko - Glory Days
  6. Years & Years - Coyote
  7. Jax Jones and Years & Years - Play
  8. Years & Years and Jess Glynne - Come Alive
  9. MNEK - Tongue
  10. MNEK ft. Hailee Steinfeld - Colour
  11. Rita Ora ft. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX - Girls
i will start at 5:00PM EST in https://plug.dj/popheads!! come join me!!
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2019.02.02 06:01 TragicKingdom1 The 20GayTeen Rate!!

2018 was a great year for LGBT-centric media, with movies like The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Love, Simon garnering critical acclaim and television shows like Queer Eye and Pose captivating the world. Music was no exception, and given the high percentage of LGBT people on this subreddit (over half of the userbase, according to the last census), it is understandable that we would want to celebrate the achievements of queer artists this year with the highest honor that can be bestowed in this subreddit: a rate. With that being said, let's introduce the albums we are rating!
(In the tracklistings below, there are YouTube links to music videos or if the song is unavailable on major streaming services. If you want to skip to rating, here is the pre-filled link.)

Troye Sivan - Bloom

It's hard to be a gay member of Gen Z and not have heard of Troye Sivan. In the early 2010s, he got his start as a YouTube vlogger, becoming one of the most prominent LGBT creators on the site. Given his background in musical theater, it seemed natural to pivot to music like all YouTubers seem to do at some point (regardless of their talent.) His debut single "Happy Little Pill" reached #92 on the Billboard Hot 100, and his career only went up from there. His debut album Blue Neighbourhood was released in late 2015 and reached #7 on the Billboard 200, as well as spawning his first top 40 hit "Youth."
That leads us into his sophomore effort Bloom. Often favorably compared to Lorde's Melodrama, the album explores extremely personal experiences of Troye's as a gay person over some of the most sophisticated pop production in the industry. The album may not have been a commercial breakout for Troye, but it definitely proved his artistic worth as a short but sweet slice of synthpop.
  1. Seventeen
  2. My My My!
  3. The Good Side
  4. Bloom
  5. Postcard (feat. Gordi)
  6. Seventeen (Reprise)
  7. Dance to This (feat. Ariana Grande)
  8. Plum
  9. What A Heavenly Way To Die
  10. Lucky Strike
  11. Animal
  12. This This
  13. Running Shoes
Statistics:
  • Billboard 200 Peak - #4
  • UK Albums Chart Peak - #10
  • Popheads Album Chart Peak - #2
  • Metacritic Score - 85
  • Pitchfork Score - 7.5

Hayley Kiyoko - Expectations

Hayley Kiyoko, dubbed "Lesbian Jesus" by her fanbase, has had an extremely interesting career trajectory. She got her start as a member of the girl group The Stunners, which also contained future Dancing With The Stars 10th-placer Tinashe. From there, she had her breakout acting role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth, where she played the edgy one (if I recall correctly.) After that movie somehow failed to produce a sequel, she stayed under the radar until the release of her unapologetic lesbian anthem "Girls Like Girls" in 2015, which is probably her biggest hit to date. This established her away from the Disney branding and developed her fanbase as an independent queer artist.
That brings us to her long awaited debut album Expectations, which arrived this year after Hayley was stuck in EP purgatory for half a decade. The album has received praise on the subreddit for its uptempo bops, as well as for having great transitions between the tracks, making it a complete sonic experience from front-to-back. Again, we're in synthpop territory, with lyrics relating to Hayley's experiences as an out lesbian woman.
  1. Expecations (Overture)
  2. Feelings
  3. What I Need (feat. Kehlani)
  4. Sleepover
  5. Mercy / Gatekeeper
  6. Under The Blue / Take Me In
  7. Curious
  8. xx
  9. Wanna Be Missed
  10. He'll Never Love You (HNLY)
  11. Palm Dreams
  12. Molecules
  13. Let It Be
Statistics:
  • Billboard 200 Peak - #12
  • UK Albums Chart Peak - #24
  • Popheads Album Chart Peak - #7
  • Metacritic Score - 68
  • Pitchfork Score - 6.0

Years & Years - Palo Santo

Compared to the other artists in this rate, Years & Years (lead by openly gay frontman Olly Alexander) have experienced a lower level of notoriety on stan twitter and in the pop music community as a whole. Despite this, they have a number of accomplishments to their name. In early 2015, they won the annual BBC Sound of... poll, which launched their career in the United Kingdom as their next single "King" debuted at #1 there. That summer, their debut album Communion was released and gained a cult following that lingered until the beginning of their second era.
Their second album, titled Palo Santo began with a splash with the high-budget, futuristic video for the lead single "Sanctify" capturing the attention of the pop music community. The visual unity of the era through its short film, combined with the slick electropop sound (so electronic, in fact, that Billboard counts the group as electronic dance music) lead them to a much more critically acclaimed release this time around. In addition, they returned to the UK top 10 when "If You're Over Me" peaked at #6.
  1. Sanctify
  2. Hallelujah
  3. All For You
  4. Karma
  5. Hypnotised
  6. Rendezvous
  7. If You're Over Me
  8. Preacher
  9. Lucky Escape
  10. Palo Santo
  11. Here
  12. Howl
  13. Don't Panic
  14. Up In Flames
Statistics:
  • Billboard 200 Peak - #75
  • UK Albums Chart Peak - #3
  • Popheads Album Chart Peak - #3
  • Metacritic Score - 81
  • Pitchfork Score - 6.5
That's not all, however! Each of the artists involved have several loosies, features, or rare tracks from these eras that deserve to be rated in an OPTIONAL bonus rate. I've also thrown in the biggest singles from MNEK's 2018 album, as I came very close to including Language in the original submission of this rate, as well as Rita Ora's pop girl collaboration "Girls," for reasons that should be clear to you if you were on this subreddit during its release. Like all bonus rates, you cannot give any of these songs your 11 or 0. You can rate as few or as many of these tracks as you'd like!
  1. Charli XCX & Troye Sivan - 1999
  2. Troye Sivan & Jónsi - Revelation
  3. Lauv & Troye Sivan - i'm so tired...
  4. Phantoms ft. Hayley Kiyoko - Need You Closer
  5. Sweater Beats ft. Hayley Kiyoko - Glory Days
  6. Years & Years - Coyote
  7. Jax Jones and Years & Years - Play
  8. Years & Years and Jess Glynne - Come Alive
  9. MNEK - Tongue
  10. MNEK ft. Hailee Steinfeld - Colour
  11. Rita Ora ft. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX - Girls

Da Rulez:

  • Listen to every song listed (excluding the bonus rate, which is optional) and give it a score between one (1) and ten (10). You can use up to one decimal place, although I recommend only using integers and multiples of 0.5, because you're not special for giving a song a 7.3.
  • You may give one song a zero (0) and one song an eleven (11). These should be reserved for your favourite track and least favourite track. You also must leave a comment on any song you give an 11 or 0, but only if you are Piccprincess or CarlieScion.
  • You must use the prepared link to send in your scores.
  • Feel free to PM me on Reddit or Discord if you'd like to change any of your scores.
  • I reserve the right to reject any ballots that I suspect of sabotage, and to expose your scores in a variety of humiliating ways.
  • You can also add comments to any song or album! The following format is the only acceptable format for song and album comments, respectively:
xx: 1 why is this in the rate?
Album: Bloom: As an aspiring botanist, this album speaks to me.
Any of the following formats are INCORRECT and must be CORRECTED or your ballot will be REJECTED:
Here: 1 - Alessia Cara did it better!
Running Shoes: as somebody with no use of their legs, i have to give this a 1.
Karma: Elitefourbrad 1
Seventeen (Reprise): (1) Only Lorde is allowed to have reprises on an album!
Lucky Strike: 1: Lucky Strike sounds like a future hit. That's not a good thing.
Album: Expectations (okay, but what about the Lesbian Holy Spirit?)
Album: Palo Santo - WE FUCKING WANTED MNEK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HERE is the link to submit your scores.

HERE is the link to the Spotify playlist. "Seventeen (Reprise)," "This This," "Running Shoes," and "Coyote" are all missing and can only be found on YouTube!

Thank you to everybody who does this rate! I'm extremely excited to finally get to host.

EDIT: This rate is due March 25th and will reveal from March 29th to 31st.

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2019.01.03 07:29 risingsun1999 Help, I like a straight girl

I'm a girl and I have a crush on a girl...I've known her since seventh grade (I'm almost 20 now). We aren't super close but we text sometimes and I see her around town sometimes. And she's gorgeous and sweet and I just. Have developed a huge crush.
Aaaaaaand she's straight. (I mean, she could be bi, but I kind of doubt it.)
I don't know what to do other than stalk her Instagram and listen to Sleepover by Hayley Kiyoko a million times. Also, my family keeps encouraging me to hang out with her and I just...feel weird because they have no idea I like her like that. I don't know how they'd feel. They've been okay so far since I came out to them, but I haven't liked anyone since then until now.
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2018.12.11 15:44 CarlieScion 2018 Album of the Year #11: Hayley Kiyoko - Expectations

Pre-emptive P.S.: Remember to do the 2017 Pop/Rock Rate

Artist: Hayley Kiyoko
Album: Expectations
Tracklist and Lyrics: Genius
Release Date: March 30, 2018
Listen: Album Trailer Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Background

Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft was born on born April 3, 1991 and is in this day and age called Lesbian Jesus. I was born in 1997 and am in this day and age A Bisexual. The 90's literally invented wlw. In this essay I will...
So, most of y'all probably know something about Hayley Kiyoko. She's technically an ex-act, having starred in the 2011 Disney movie Lemonade Mouth and The Wizards of Waverly Place. You might also have seen her in the Scooby Do live-action movies, The Fosters or CSI: Cyber. She began her musical career in the girl group 'The Stunners' (where Tinashe was a fellow member). She released her first solo EP in 2013, titled A Belle to Remember.
However, she first began to see wider success with the EP This Side of Paradise, which featured the song Girls Like Girls. Hayley is an out-and-proud lesbian, and the music video for that track went somewhat viral on Tumblr and Youtube. The self-directed MV perfectly captures the thin line a lot of girls thread when they realize they like girls - "am I actually in love with my best friend?" The chemistry between the lead actors in this is insane, and if you haven't watched, go do it now! After this, she released the 2016 EP Citrine, where the lead single Gravel To Tempo also went somewhat viral, thanks to the (yet again) self-directed music video and a certain Headphone Girl.
2018 has been a good year for Hayley - she released Expectations and have now won the Billboard Women in Music Rising Star award. This award has previously been given to popheads favorites such as Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen, Janelle Monáe and popheads non-favorites such as Halsey. But enough about other artists, let's take a deeper look at my AOTY.

Album Review

There's apparently a theme for wlw in 2018 - naming their debut tracks/albums Expectations. But why did Hayley choose this name for her album? She says it's because expectations are both the best and the worst part of herself - she has high expectations to both herself and others, which often comes back to bite her in the ass.
She's also said that she thinks Expectations is an album best listened to from start to finish, which i definetly agree with. The interludes only makes sense in album context, and the transitions from for example Feelings into What I Need are good enough to warrant a full album listen through.
The album deals with themes of love (Wanna Be Missed) - especially being in love with girls who aren't ready to love you back (Curious, HNLY and What I Need), fame (Palm Dreams and Under The Blue/Take Me In), physical and mental illness (Mercy/Gatekeeper) and the loss of a loved one (Molecules). Hayley has said that every track on the album is like a little piece of her history, which is why there are so many different themes covered.
Expectations feels very organic, much like Hayley's last two EPs. Both song-writing and production feels like it wasn't put together by a big team in a studio - which is both good and bad. It feels like a clear picture of Hayley and who she wants to be, but there are also a few kinks that makes the album feel more raw - like Hayley's delivery on some of the songs (for example, singing "Sorry that I care", while sounding like she... doesn't care at all).
Instrumentally the album is very dreamy and summery. There are lots of drums and at some points, especially vulnerable moments, there are guitars. The album sounds like Los Angeles. Sometimes Hayley experiments with the production, like on Mercy/Gatekeeper, where it switches between a soft melody and almost satanic chanting on Gatekeeper. It's also important to note that Hayley's voice is very husky and smokey, which makes the album seem more raw and organic too - her voice isn't perfect but it is rather unique.
I couldn't possibly write about all the tracks on this album, because I kinda want to write full-page essays about all of them. So here are a select few I wanted to talk a bit deeper about.

Some Track Reviews I Felt Like Doing

Expectations (Overture)

The opening track on Expectations is also the title track. This interlude begins with silence, before waves and the wind can be heard. From that, the track turns darker and messier in its instrumental. It's a prelude to the melody and production used in Gatekeeper. The only line Hayley sings is the barely audible "Yeah, I know you wanna...", but it cuts off before we get to know what it is Hayley thinks her partner wants to do. It's a reflection of the relationship story that will be told throughout this album - it's unfinished. It also beings the theme of being the object of affection for somebody who can't or won't act fully on it.

What I Need ft. Kehlani

First of all, the transition from Feelings into this is heavenly. This bittersweet duet with Kehlani is about being with a girl who isn't ready to admit their sexuality. Honestly, this song is a 10/10, simply because of the chemistry between Hayley and Kehlani. This has been compared to Strangers by Halsey and Lauren Jauregui, simply for being a pop duet between two queer girls. Strangers, however, is about the natural end to a relationship when you can't even recognize the person you're with anymore. This song is about not being able to even start a relationship, because - as Hayley sings "I only want a girl who ain't afraid to love me // Not a metaphor of what we really could be". Hayley wants a true relationship, someone she can be with publicly.

Sleepover

Sleepover is the softest track on Expectations. It's about that longing, soul-crushing feeling a lot of gay girls have when they start developing crushes on their straight best friends. This is pretty much the 'Girls Like Girls' MV in song form. It's not a "lolz i was friendzoned" kinda song, it's much more Delicate (isn't it, isn't it) than that. It's about taking solace in knowing this person closely, even if it hurts to not have them in a romantic way.

Mercy/Gatekeeper

There usually isn't songs about illnesses on pop albums, but Hayley is serving us a little bit of every part of her life. The first of two double feature songs, Mercy/Gatekeeper started as a poem. Hayley got a concussion on her 25th birthday and has struggled with Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) ever since. It gave her headaches and made her depressed. Mercy is calming instrumentally, but the lyrics deal with the physical pain she's feeling. Gatekeeper sounds much darker, but is actually about her trying to take control of herself again. It ends on both a hopeful and depressing lyric "Don't let me die / With my soul in the air // Don't let me die /When there's nobody here"

Curious

This wasn't the lead single, but this is THE single. This is the closest Hayley has come to breaking out in the mainstream, even performing the song with Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium - truly a 20gayteen Moment™. Most notable for the fast-sung line "didyoutakehimtothepierinsantamonicaforgettobringajacketwrapupinhimcauseyouwantedto?", this song is about the same relationship from What I Need. While What I Need explains why the two lovers didn't work out, this track centers around Hayley obsessing over her lost lover's new relationship. The chorus ends in a two-punch of a line - "I'm just curious // Is it serious?". Hayley is asking her previous lover if her new relationship is serious, but she's also asking if their feelings for each other is serious - serious enough for her to act on them.

He'll Never Love You

This song is about the same situations as Curious and What I Need - Hayley being with a girl who isn't ready to be out. This is the only song on the album that is literally just what happened, according to Hayley. She sat down, wrote what happened and how she felt about the situation. It sounds kinda salty and mocking, but in a fun way. Hayley's having fun teasing this girl, knowing that she actually wants to be with her, rather than her boyfriend. It can be constructed as #problematic, but I think this is just Hayley venting her frustration about wanting a girl who isn't ready to want you back, even though she's aware of her feelings.

Molecules

This song was inspired by something rather tragic. The brother of one of Hayley's friends was murdered. She said the whole situation felt so pointless and hopeless. At the memorial, somebody recited a poem with the lines "he’s not gone, [it's] just that his molecules have rearranged". You can feel Hayley's pain when she's singing "I've lost you" - but it also sounds like she's singing "I've lost truth".

Let It Be

This is a cleansing song. It begins with quiet ocean waves, before the drums kick in. It's one of the softest songs on the album, building up its speed throughout. It culminates in the line "it's killing me cause we're at the end", before it goes back into a soft guitar riff. While it's actually about a break-up, this theme of letting things go really goes for all the themes discussed on the album - you can't change the past, your experiences or another person. You just have to let it be, and move on. Hayley summed it up pretty well in this instagram post: "Let It Be is about accepting the bravery to move on, and start a new beginning, even if it’s hard"

I Want To Know What You Think!

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2018.11.11 10:22 kikil980 I wish there was an easy way to tell if girls are actually interested with girls or are just flirty for fun

I’m 18 and bi. I went to a party tonight and this girl came up to my friends and me and made friends with us because her friends left her. Might I add she was pretty edgy and definitely gave off a “might like girls” vibe. Instantly I was so attracted and because of that I made the most effort to talk to her and she became closest to me. She was so flirty all night! It was a bit crammed so she had me sit on her lap, she tried to get me to go places with just her several times (most of the times one of my friends ended up following sadly), danced on me, grabbed my hand to get through a crowd, etc. All of that led me to think she was into me, until she started talking about this guy there and suggested we dance together so that boys will notice us. We went to the bathroom and she said “Oh I forgot that I’m on my period, so I can’t even do anything. I can make out though” and looked at me for a while in a weird way. I didn’t have the nerve to make a move though because she wouldn’t shut up about this guy. Eventually all of my friends left and it was just us. Her and I ended up going back to my room and cuddled for almost a hour until the friend that she was staying with got home. My roommate was in the room so MAYBE something would have happened but I’m not sure. I’m so confused now if I should try to pursue her a little bit or not. I guess I’ll just listen to sleepover by hayley kiyoko and get over it haha.
TL;DR: Met a girl who was extremely flirty but kept talking about a guy. Ended up coming to my room and cuddling until her friend got home. Confused.
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2018.10.30 06:11 comicbookbabe Hayley Kiyoko - SLEEPOVER

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2018.10.27 19:29 __Jak_ What are bridges in pop songs that you want the rest of the world to hear??

I’d nominate Hayley Kiyoko’s ‘Sleepover’ and Zella Day’s ‘Hunnie Pie’. They’re both perfect examples of how a bridge can elevate a song. Hayley states she’s aware of her habits with unrequited love, which to me adds a whole other dimension to the song. Zella’s bridge is haunting. I know y’all have taste so let’s trade songs
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2018.08.26 02:40 __Jak_ Pick 5 of your favorite songs, and have people judge your personality!!

Piggybacking off the 5 album post, how about 5 songs? This is really fun tbh
Famous - Kanye West
I Got It - Charli XCX
Higher - Rihanna
Night Night - Cashmere Cat ft. Kehlani
Sleepover - Hayley Kiyoko
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2018.08.15 00:29 lilyaintaG Hayley Kiyoko's older music is a lot better than her new music

Disclaimer: I consider myself to be a big Hayley Kiyoko fan and I respect her for being open with herself and inspiring millions of LGBT youth.
Even though her newer music is arguably more genuine than her older music, I find myself singing along to her older music a lot more. Even her role as a singer in a rock band was pretty good. I've noticed that some of the music in Expectations is just..bland. It doesn't stand out from songs like This Side of Paradise, Girls Like Girls, Rich Youth, A Belle to Remember, Gravel to Tempo, and Palace.
The only songs I can really bop to on Expectations are Curious, Sleepover, What I Need, Feelings, Wanna Be Missed, and He'll Never Love You. That's less than half of the songs on the album and it's a little sad lol
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2018.07.14 04:25 AlterLife30 Hey guys, need breakup songs or songs about getting over someone

So yeah that happened. I have a few playlists based on my many chaotic moods here are few songs from each that give you the vibe in looking for.
  1. Sleepover by Hayley Kiyoko, Where U Are by Rina Sawayama, Backseat by Charli XCX and Carly Rae Jepsen
  2. Dancing On My Own by Robyn, Green Light by Lorde
  3. Flesh Without Blood by Grimes, High By The Beach by Lana Del Rey, Porsche by Charli XCX and MØ
  4. Better by Kelela, Version Of Me by Kimbra, Cellophane by Sia
  5. Recovery By Kimbra, Atlantis by Bridgit Mendler, Clean by Taylor Swift
Thank you in advance. You don't have to limit your recommendations to pop, I like listening to many genres (female singers are definitely preferred though).
PS if you wanna rec ho songs a la Disco Tits by Tove Lo feel free, gonna need those soon too haha
Edit: misspellings because I'm a mess
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2017.10.24 16:36 downriver-backtalk Hayley Kiyoko - Sleepover (Single, 2017)

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2017.10.22 23:43 bibblia I was the "straight" girl...

My girlfriend just sent me the link to this music video--"Sleepover" by Hayley Kiyoko--with the comment "I feel so called out."
My girlfriend.
We were best friends in high school, both low-key falling hard for each other, and it literally took us four years for someone to make the first unambiguous move. We were so scared of losing each other as friends, and it wasn't worth risking that measure of intimacy for a chance we weren't sure could happen.
Our friendship may not be the same, but it's been two years, and I wouldn't trade our relationship for the world. I'm still so in love with her, and that's changed and matured over time. I was so lucky.
Sometimes, the "straight" friend story has a less agonizing ending.
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2017.09.05 17:07 PringleFace555 This makes me think of Sleepover's by Hayley Kiyoko.

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2017.03.22 15:07 letsallpoo The Popheads Jukebox, Week 6: Cause I got blurbs, but you got 'em too

I couldn't think of a title.
Last week's results:
  1. Lorde - Green Light: 7.72
  2. Meghan Trainor - I'm a Lady: 5.33
  3. Coldplay - Hypnotised: 5.83
  4. Hayley Kiyoko - Sleepover: 7.13
Songs for this week:
  1. Julia Michaels - Issues
  2. Stargate - Waterfall (feat. Sia and P!nk)
  3. Frank Ocean - Chanel
  4. Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Lil Wayne - No Frauds
As always, refer to the first of these threads if you want more info. You can leave as many or as few reviews as you'd like, and you have to include at least some justification with your scores.
Next week:
  1. Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
  2. Clean Bandit - Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson)
  3. Tinashe - Flame
  4. Mura Masa - 1 Night (feat. Charli XCX)
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