Kehlani‘s third mixtape, While We Wait is thought to be an evolutionary body of work for the 23-year-old singer. Putting her auditory pleasures into a visual art form, Kehlani has released her second video for “Butterfly” from the nine-track project.
The SweetSexySavage singer is transformed into the beautiful insect as she sports colorful body paint and green glittered wings. As deep blues fade the images of dark skin dancers who look like caterpillars, Kehlani is pulled from a cocoon. While the R&B singer makes her way through the sticky fibers that hold her captive, her growing baby bump accompanies her on the journey. The two-minute visual mixes with the sultry song and spoken word delivered by the Oakland native to create a video never seen before.
The “Butterfly” video was originally teased three days prior to its March 6 debut on Instagram, where the mother-to-be posed with the same butterfly fingernails that make an appearance in the visual.
Watch Kehlani’s “Butterfly” video above.