As self-isolation has become a new way of life for millions of people across the globe, Kiana Lede is finding ways to continue sharing original content with her fans, beginning with the release of her debut album KIKI. To promote its arrival on Friday (April 3), the vocalist dropped her music video for “Chocolate” featuring Ari Lennox. The visual was recorded solely through FaceTime, a mode of communication that has become increasingly used given social distancing orders.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the “Plenty More” singer also shared a few words of comfort and how music can be used as a refuge in times of uncertainty.
“Music is therapy. It will always be therapy for me. I hope Kiki gives you a little entertainment while you’re stuck inside. Maybe it offers some comfort,” Lede wrote. “Donate, do what you can do in your community, and stay home! Jessie J once told me, ‘Be the soundtrack for the good things you do in life, especially during the bad and shitty times.’ I tried to do that by telling a true story.”
View the video above and stream Lede’s album below.