Hayley Kiyoko's new single "L.O.V.E. Me" packages heartfelt lyrics in bubbly power-pop.
Dropping this week in advance of her I'm Too Sensitive for This Shit tour, "L.O.V.E. Me" features Kiyoko asking her unnamed crush to just be honest with her about what she wants from their relationship -- while also hopefully returning Kiyoko's affections.
"Don't tell me you love me if you don't really want me," Kiyoko sings. "I'm working through my issues, girl -- I'm gonna kiss you in front of everybody."
"I'm very protective of my personal life but admittedly I'm a big romantic at heart," Kiyoko said in a press release. "'L.O.V.E. Me' captures what it feels like to fall head over heels and want to shout from the rooftops about it. It's showcasing the classic struggle we sometimes face when someone tells you they love you in private, but is too scared to express that love publicly."
Kiyoko's debut album Expectations cemented her position as "lesbian Jesus" to fans, with the video for the "Curious" single racking up more than 23 million views. Kiyoko was also named as one of NPR's most influential women musicians of the 21st century. After winning the Billboard's Women in Music Rising Star Award last year, Kiyoko will host the 2019 ceremony on December 12 in Los Angeles. Kiyoko will also be given the "Youth Innovator Award" at the Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE Gala this weekend.
Kiyoko's tour to promote the I'm Too Sensitive for This Shit package -- which includes singles "demons" and "I Wish" -- kicks off in January in San Diego and runs through nearly 30 cities, finishing with an appearance at the Hollywood Palladium in March.