Oakland’s finest singer-songwriter Kehlani decided to break her musical silence last week, Feb 22, dropping her mixtape, ‘While We Wait‘, to tide us over whilst she puts the finishing touches to her second LP!
One of the stand-out cuts on the project is the 90’s-styled ‘Morning Glory‘, which wouldn’t sound out of place on a TLC album. In fact, Kehlani even included a rap and sounds very similar to an early Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes!
Out reviewed the track as “Kehlani’s most relatable song to date, about a man needing to be prepared to see his woman stripped bare at bedtime if he wants to see her looking all fresh in the morning.”
“I wanna take my wig off / I wanna lay it on the nightstand / I wanna take my makeup off / I wanna rip these nails off my hands.” Ladies, who among us cannot say the same? “Don’t need acrylics on the clock to hit the nail on the head / Don’t need my inches down my back to throw it back in the bed.”
Fans were quick to point out the Left Eye similarities on social media:
My mom swears that's a sample of Left Eye on Kehlani's song Morning Glory. She was really channeling TLC on that track. #WhileWeWait
— 𝔻 𝔸 𝕍 𝕀 𝕊 ℍ 𝔸 (@THATGyalJasmine) February 25, 2019
BIG Left Eye/TLC vibes in Morning Glory and I’m sooo here for it @Kehlani
This art is phenomenal bbg💜
— Cheyenne (@chey_hustler) February 25, 2019
However, Kehlani received the biggest compliment from Left Eye’s very own sister, Reigndrop Lopes!
“Left Eye’s sister just told me “Lisa would’ve loved you as an artist”, she tweeted to her 865k followers on Twitter. “yeah i’m finna go cry to Morning Glory, toodles”.
If ‘While We Wait’ truly acts as a teaser of what to expect on her second full studio album, due for release later this year, we cannot wait to hear it!