After having two mix tapes, Cloud 19 and You Should Be Here, Kehlani put out her debut album Sweet Sexy Savage at the top of this year. I loved the album so much, and her tour was amazing.
I saw her show twice at Concord Music Hall in Chicago, and yes, it was totally worth seeing two times.
Her opening act Ella Mai was a great complement to the tour. With tatts and her R&B music, she definitely has similar vibes to Kehalni, but has her own brand and sound.
What makes Kehlani great live is that she seems like she is having so much fun. Sometimes when you see someone live, it feels like they are phoning it in or going through the motions. Kehlani’s a performer: she sings live and does full out choreography. She also isn’t afraid to get personal-she tells stories of hard times and relationship she went through to inspire others. I also loved that she performed the entire album.
Setlist from tour:
Do U Dirty
I Wanna Be
Everything Is Yours
Not Used to It
Piece of Mind
In My Feelings
With her latest release, Honey, she really set herself up to have a great 2018. I wouldn’t be surprised if she was nominated for another Grammy.