After taking some time off after her suicide attempt, Kehlani is back with another hit! The R&B singer debuted her new ladies anthem, ‘CRZY’ on July 14, and after a couple of listens, we’re stilling jamming to it! Listen to the single here!
The track is a powerful song about women and their fierce perseverance and courage to get back up when pushed down. Over a hypnotic, hip hop beat, Kehlani, 21, sings about shutting down the haters and accomplishing her goals.
“Everything I do I do it with a passion/ If I gotta be a b*tch, I’mma be a bad one,” she sings on the verse. She continues to sing about how nothing is going to get in her way of accomplishing her dreams. “All this sh*t I’ve been through and it made me more real than assassin/ I kill ’em, I kill ’em, I kill ’em with compassion/ And baby if they askin’/ Tell ’em, tell ’em, tell ’em, tell ’em I go cray-ay-ay-ay-azy,” she sings.
Keeping along the lines of girl power, the song was produced by a two-woman production duo in order to “create an unapologetic statement embracing the challenges and double standards that come with being a woman,” according to a statement obtained by Billboard. And while the single is definitely relatable to women around the world, it seems to hold much significance to Kehlani’s recent health and mental struggles. She was rushed to the hospital in Mar. 2016 after a reported suicide attempt. Prior to being hospitalized, Kehlani was the victim of cyberbullying following a photo her then-BF, PARTYNEXTDOOR leaked, suggesting she had cheated on NBA star Kyrie Irving. Thankfully, Kehlani made a healthy recovery, but she’s admitted it’s an ongoing battle. This is the second song to seemingly address her issues, following her first single “24/7,” where she told fans it was OK to not be okay. So it looks like music is her biggest tool in coping with the chaos.
“CRZY’ is the first song release from her new album. The album, which is a follow up to her Grammy-nominated mixtape, You Should Be Here, is reported to be releasing some time in fall 2016. We’ll just have to wait until then to see what other issues Kehlani addresses in her music!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Kehlani’s new song?