Hayley Kiyoko has kicked off the month of June, aka Pride Month, with her new song “Chance“!
The 30-year-old singer and actress also debuted the accompanying music video, which she self directed, co-starring Alexandra Shipp.
“‘Chance’ is a song based on those moments when I denied my true feelings for someone out of fear of rejection, and therefore didn’t allow someone to take a chance on me,” Hayley shared in a statement. “I hope this song empowers people to push past their own self-doubt and realize how worthy they are of love.”
“I’m always starved for hopeful queer stories onscreen, and I really wanted to direct a narrative that focused on the happier ‘honeymoon’ phase of a relationship, to show what can happen if we take a chance on ourselves and have that love reciprocated,” she added about the visual.
“The video is meant to portray those first few weeks, months, or even years when you are utterly head over heels in love with each other. I directed the video on 16mm film, alongside an incredible team of badass women – from the director of photography to the editor, and the producers. I am so grateful for the entire crew who helped bring this vision to life as well as to our incredible lead actress, Alexandra Shipp. I hope ‘Chance’ sparks the hope that anyone can and will find the love they deserve.”
This Friday (June 4), Hayley will perform during the Can’t Cancel Pride event, a virtual relief benefit for the LGBTQ+ community produced by Procter & Gamble® and iHeartMedia. It will begin streaming at 9pm ET/PT, and you can find out more info at CantCancelPride.com!
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