Officially announced back in November, the milestone project is the 21-year-old’s first release since the 2015 Grammy-nominated mixtape You Should Be Here. The album’s lead single “CRZY” was delivered last summer, and was followed by the tracks “Distraction,” “Advice,” “Undercover,” and, most recently, “Do U Dirty.” During an interview on Power 106’s The Cruz Show, the Bay Area artist dished on her newfound approach to creating SweetSexySavage.
On my first mixtape [Cloud 19], I was really focused on how it sounded sonically. I wasn’t trying to just write, write, write,” she explained. “On the second one [You Should Be Here], I was trying to write, write, write […] and I wasn’t focused too much on how it sounded. I wasn’t focused on making sure it sounded full […] This one, I really took my time. Like, every song, I not only have to write really intensely, but I have to make sure that I push myself to get the sonics correctly.”
In support of the album, Kehlani will hit the road for the SweetSexySavage World Tour, kicking off Feb. 21 in Montreal and concluding June 18 in Los Angeles.