Hayley Kiyoko has returned with her new single, ‘Found My Friends’.
The huge pop hit arrives with a self-directed video shot on 16mm film at LA’s historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
“‘Found My Friends’ is a song I wrote during a challenging time when I realized instead of being my own worst enemy, I could actually be my own best friend,” says Hayley. “It’s about discovering and nurturing a strong friendship with yourself. This song resonates even more so now with everyone experiencing isolation in quarantine, when we still somehow find the resilience to connect with one another and find comfort in each other.”
She adds: “The video concept for ‘Found My Friends’ was to capture a moment of being fully present in the moment and working through a feeling. Whether it’s excitement, joy, or fear – it’s about taking control and owning it. Color is always a huge inspiration and so it was truly a dream come true to have the opportunity to shoot this video entirely on film. Shooting on film captures color differently than digital but can be a very challenging process because the lighting has to be perfect, the number of takes is limited, and you can’t see the true outcome until you are in the editing room. I am so grateful for our crew who worked hard to pull it all off, especially while still following all the CDC Covid protocol to keep everyone safe on set. I hope when people watch ‘Found My Friends’ they share the same feelings of liberation that I felt when shooting it.”
Check it out below.