For the last few months, pop star Hayley Kiyoko has been slowly releasing each of the tracks from her I’m Too Sensitive for This S–t EP. On Tuesday (Jan. 14), she finally added the cherry on top with a joyful video for the project’s final track, “She,” a guitar-infused pop-rock track where the singer takes the insecurities that she’s faced throughout each of the other I’m Too Sensitive tracks and tosses them out the window.
“Don’t wanna be dreaming, warm in bed/ Don’t wanna be old with one regret,” she sings. “Gotta be a diva, have respect.” Alongside the song, Kiyoko dropped another sellf-directed video, this one a single-take, in which the younger, Lemonade Mouth-era, not-yet-Lesbian-Jesus version of herself sits in her bedroom trying on outfit-after-outfit, worrying about how she’s perceived.
But as she begins to dream bigger and letting herself go, the singer pulls herself out of a funk with a good old-fashioned guitar jam, which brings her poster of Lance Bass to life in a special cameo from the former *NSYNC star. As she finally learns to love herself, Kiyoko whips out a rainbow flag and some confetti, proudly declaring exactly who she is.
In a statement released with the final track, Kiyoko said that she wanted her new video to celebrate the fact that all of the things that made her scared when she was younger are now the things that she loves most about herself. “This video celebrates that young, insecure girl that I used to be, who struggled with self-doubt but always dreamt big,” she said. “It’s a love letter to all the young people out there who are still dreaming. I hope this video inspires people to have faith that their struggles today will give them strength for tomorrow.”
Kiyoko is preparing to take the EP on the road, with the I’m Too Sensitive for This S–t tour, which kicks off on Jan. 29 in San Diego, before hitting 21 U.S. states, as well as dates in Toronto and Montreal. The outing wraps with a March 13 gig at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
Check out the video for “She” below: