Video: Kehlani – Butterfly


Following the release of last month’s While We Wait mixtape, Bay Area songstress Kehlani returns with the official video to her project-cut, “Butterfly.”

Reaching out to the students and faculty of her former school, the Oakland School For The Arts, the visual finds Kehlani going through a metamorphosis from a cocoon to a blooming butterfly.

“I went back to my old middle school and found @omartwinz12,” said Kehlani. “These two little geniuses not only showed up and were incredibly epic/professional to work with, but they choreographed their entire piece the night before.”

“My set was built and designed by my production/set design teacher, Mr. Revon and assisted by students who stayed up till 3 AM working on that beautiful cocoon. The wings were designed and built by my costume design teacher Ms. Linda, assisted by a student. Thank you Oakland School For The Arts for cultivating such a beautiful community, and teaching me so much of what I use today in my career. Directed by the youngest director I’ve ever worked with @treylyons.”

Watch Kehlani’s “Butterfly” video above.