Kehlani album soothes heart

By Darius Parker

“SweetSexySavage,” Kehlani Parrish’s second album, has been much anticipated since the release of her 2015 Grammy-nominated album, “You Should Be Here.” The album was released Friday and hosts a variety of classic Kehlani hits, including lead singles “CRZY” and “Distraction.”

The first track, “Intro,” is a spoken-word piece where Kehlani talks about past relationships. This track sets the perfect tone for the album and gives listeners a quick glimpse at what’s to come.

The third track, “Distraction,” peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 85 and at No. 42 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs, according to

Her vocal power is what makes this track enjoyable as well as the structural breakdown on the bridge, which offers a unique sound.

The album houses other great songs as well such as “Piece of Mind.” What makes Kehlani’s “SweetSexySavage” so necessary is how relatable her content is to fans and listeners everywhere. “SweetSexySavage” is an anthem for hearts in need of mending as well as hearts in need of some raw truth which Kehlani provides.