Kehlani ‘Butterfly’

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Kehlani spreads her wings within the video for “Butterfly” off her newly-released mixtape While We Wait.

The R&B songbird experiences a metamorphosis within the gorgeous clip, directed by 20-year-old newcomer Trey Lyons. A pregnant Kehlani emerges from a cocoon earlier than remodeling right into a butterfly with painted glittery wings and a glowing child bump.

Kehlani enlisted the assistance of scholars and school members from her former faculty, Oakland School for the Arts. Her dance trainer, Mr. Savage, and manufacturing design trainer, Jean Francois Revon, recruited college students, who designed the set and created the choreography in simply three days. The 14-year-old dance twins, Munir and Musa Omar, are present college students of the college.

“Thank you Oakland School for the Arts for cultivating such an attractive group, and educating me a lot of what I exploit as we speak in my profession,” said Kehlani. “Directed by the youngest director I’ve ever labored with @treylyons, thanks for bringing my imaginative and prescient to life.”

“Butterfly” follows movies for the Dom Kennedy-assisted “Nunya” and “Nights Like This” with Ty Dolla $ign. While We Wait additionally options collaborations with 6LACK and Musiq Soulchild.

Get a rush by watching the “Butterfly” video under.