Kehlani Announces New Album ‘Blue Water Road’

Kehlani Announces New Album ‘Blue Water Road’

A new era begins.

Kehlani has announced that her new album Blue Water Road will arrive this winter. To accompany the announcement, she has shared a cinematic trailer.

In the minute-long clip, a wounded Kehlani limps down a rocky road with a bloody bandage on her knee. A dragonfly lands in the palms of her hands before bursting into flames and transforming into a dark figure that towers over Kehlani.

“BLUE WATER ROAD the album. coming this winter,” tweeted Kehlani. “welcome to my world.”

BLUE WATER ROAD

the album.
coming this winter.
⏳

welcome to my world. https://t.co/asaJu9je5I pic.twitter.com/9b9BLplWON

— Kehlani (@Kehlani) September 14, 2021

Blue Water Road follows Kehlani’s last album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, which was released in May 2020. The project debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and featured appearances from Jhené Aiko, Lucky Daye, and James Blake.

She hinted at a more upbeat tone on the album. “coming out of the rubble of It Was Good Until It Wasnt and into the light, on to the road. let’s have fun,” she tweeted.

coming out of the rubble of It Was Good Until It Wasnt and into the light, on to the road.

let’s have fun 🌊

— Kehlani (@Kehlani) September 14, 2021

On Monday, Kehlani attended her first Met Gala wearing Aliette with a “Farrah Fawcett meets Cruella Deville” hairstyle.

Met Gala 2021 👽

wearing Aliette
styled by @LawRoach
makeup by @MANNEQUINSKIN
hair by @KahhSpence
photos by @BriannaAlysse x getty images pic.twitter.com/EvsNaiSzdB

— Kehlani (@Kehlani) September 14, 2021