Hayley Kiyoko is back with a new music video for her track "She" and she threw it back. Like way back. All the way to 2005.
Off her upcoming project I'm Too Sensitive For This Shit, the visuals for “She” has Hayley hanging out in her teenage bedroom, doing what practically every adolescent does while alone in their room: trying on a bunch of different outfits, dancing in the mirror, and pretending to be a rock star. Hayley tells Teen Vogue that the song is all about embracing your dreams and being unafraid to live fully in your truth without any regrets, two lessons that any young person can learn from.
Kicking off with the lyrics, "She acts like she's in 7th grade / But actually she's 28," the nostalgia-packed video is totally relatable with all the posters and knickknacks in Hayley's room. Hayley is even sporting her hair from back in the day.
"I actually got emotional putting on the wig," she says. "It brought on a wave of feelings and reminded me of how insecure and hard I was on myself during that time. I felt a wave of pride as well knowing I overcame my fears and I was now celebrating that moment."
Part of the video's fun is also seeing Hayley, aka Lesbian Jesus, play around with a rainbow flag and wear rainbow socks. As an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, Hayley didn't always have the confidence and sense of pride she does today.
"When I was younger, I hid so much of who I was, and secretly felt so different and alone," she adds. "But I was really inspired by artists like Tegan and Sara and Lance Bass; they made me feel like I could turn my dreams into a reality. Having representation is so important and means so much to the future generations."
And what's better than being inspired by Lance Bass? Well, getting him to appear in your own music video. Check out the video below and you can see how the famous N*SYNC member pops up.
"Having Lance Bass make a cameo in my video was beyond surreal, I really can't thank him enough for his support," Hayley says. "My biggest dream was to be as successful as N*SYNC, and seeing early on that such an iconic artist as Lance was able to come out still be supported helped me tremendously."
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