“I don’t know nobody who smiles at everybody 24/7.”

Kehlani has shared new music, following a suicide attempt in March that saw the R&B singer hospitalised and quit her online presence.

Featuring production from Toronto producer DZL, who has also worked with Future and Raekwon, ’24/7′ is a glitchy alternative pop gem that could be read as a meditation on the turmoil of her recent personal struggles: “It’s OK to not be OK, to dive in your pain / And it’s alright to not be alright to search for your light / And it’s all good to not be all good, to feel like you shouldn’t feel any better,” she sings.

“I don’t know nobody I had my days when I am upside down and topsy turvy / I had my days when I am not myself and I’m not worried.”

Kehlani’s hospitalisation at the end of March came after a day of media-led rumours over her relationships with NBA star Kyrie Irving and ex-boyfriend Partynextdoor, who had uploaded a photo of the pair holding hands earlier that day.

“But.. Don’t believe the blogs you read .. No one was cheated on and I’m not a bad person… Everyone is hurt and everyone is in a place of misunderstanding,” she wrote at the time.

“But as of today, I had no single wish to see tomorrow.. But God saved me for a reason, and for that… I must be grateful.. Cuz I’m not in heaven right now for a reason… On that note.. Bye Instagram.” Kehlani then deleted her Instagram account but this has since been reinstalled.

On March 30, Kehlani posted to let fans know she was out of hospital and on the mend: “healthy, home, & with ppl who love me.”

The singer’s You Should Be Here mixtape was released last year, with plans for her next follow-up yet to be announced.



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