Kehlani provides a sweet visual for her latest buzz single, “Honey.”
The David Camarena-directed video has a vintage feel, allowing Lani and her girlfriend, played by newcomer Aarianna Johnson, to share intimate moments behind grainy, honey-soaked filters. In between beautiful shots of leaves, clouds, and buzzing bees, the superstar singer and her girl get up close and personal.
“I like my girls just like I like my honey,” Lani sings amid acoustic guitar strumming on a rooftop. Then, passionate kissing and tender caresses ensue. The couple even makes out as the sun sets behind them to close out the short road trip-inspired video.
According to Lani, the video was filmed at a significant place. “special thank you to mi prima @mayarecamp for letting us work with those precious bee’s on the family land in Guinda, CA,” she wrote.
Plus, it carries a strong message about perception and inspiration. “there were particular reasons why I chose [Aarianna Johnson] for this video,” she wrote. “this song was inspired by an androgynous woman, and I wanted to find someone who fell in line with that, who was ‘hard’ yet so so soft (yes, like a bee). I was asked ‘why not use a feminine girl?’ , but I knew I wanted to honor the inspiration, and paint the picture of the sweet tender aspect that shines through every woman, no matter what. Thank you for doing this @beingspontaneous she killed her first video job everyone!”
“Honey” is a buzz single that dropped in October. It’s been followed by “Touch” and “Already Won.”