On Thursday (January 11), Hayley Kiyoko released her music video for “Curious,” the hook-heavy, sultry lead single off her debut album, Expectations, out March 30.
In the clip, Hayley navigates the awkward tension of running into an ex-girlfriend at a house party—an old flame that continues to burn for the pop star, despite having a new boyfriend who just so happens to be in the room—as she dances her way through the hallways.
“Calling me up so late at night / Are we just friends? / You say you wanted me, but you’re sleeping with him,” the artist sings over a lush soundscape of shimmering synths and thumping beats, finally asking, “I’m just curious, is it serious?”
The emotionally-charged, self-directed video climaxes with a steamy bathroom rendezvous before Hayley, fed up with her flirtatious ex-lover’s toxic back-and-forth and indecision, moves on for good.
“I’m so excited to launch my debut album with ‘Curious,'” Hayley explained in a press release. “This song is all about self-respect and knowing when to walk away when someone you care about is playing games. The treatment I came up with for the video helps gets that point across in a fun and tongue-in-cheek way. I hope people connect with it and can’t wait for everyone to see it!”
Watch up top and catch Hayley Kiyoko’s performance at Coachella in 2018 on Sunday, April 15 and Sunday, April 22.