Currently my favourite thing in the world, is this music video by Hayley Kiyoko.
Hayley Kiyoko, who also directed the video for Girls Like Girls along with Austin S. Winchell, definitely made me a fan of her directorial skills as well as of her music.
The video has the pastel-sleepy summer feel to it, which in fact can be noticed in the rest of Kiyoko's videos as well. It's pretty. Its bright. Its loud. Its intimate. Where we follow two female characters coming to terms with their feelings for each other.
What makes the video perfect to me, is the portrayal of the relationship. The nail polish scene, and how cute and innocent it was really got to me. I find that my favourite relationships to see portrayed on screen are those of women. From applying nail polish for one another and helping each other apply makeup and being there for one another, its a beautiful and supportive and makes me HAPPY to see.
The twist I didn't expect came at the very end, I imagined that the video would end with the confessional kiss coming from both parties and there would be a fun escape from the boyfriend. But instead, just as the music became muted and I thought we were about to get the long awaited kiss, I got a little jump as Stefanie Scott is grabbed by the hair and thrown into a rock by the evil boyfriend. What the hell? This isn't sweet and cute anymore! But alas, justice is served as Stefanie gets back up and does what we all wanted her to do. The execution of that scene, was perfect to me. Seriously. I loved it so much, I originally pulled way more screencaps than that are in this post.
The song itself reminds me a lot of The Naked and The Famous' Girls Like You, which was very much one of my most played songs a few years back. At almost 8 million views, Girls Like Girls is the perfect indication of how excited we should be about Kiyoko's future. As her sound develops and she flexes her artistry a bit more, there's going to be so much more to look forward to.