Hot on the heels of Ariana Grande, Kehlani delivers a modern pop R&B record that has a similar sound to the mega star.
Kehlani burst onto the scene in 2014 with an
Honest lyrics, layered vocal harmonies, driving beats and a sprinkling of gospel soul are present throughout the duration of While We Wait. All four features (MusiqSoulchild, Don Kennedy, Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack) are great additions to the album. Conceptually, the album discusses the all-too-familiar subject of relationships, sex and love but delivers well on this.
Individual tracks that stand out were ‘Morning Glory’ and ‘Love Language’. The former adds rhythmic interest to the record as a whole, as it uses occasional shifts from a 4/4 pattern – for example, on the word “goodbye” in the chorus.
Whilst this album has the potential to chart well, it lacks differentiating factors in sound and lyrical concepts from the rest of pop today – a risk which pays off for Kehlani. If you are after some enjoyable and easily digestible pop, then this album delivers in bucket loads.