By: Jada Prayor
Kiana Lede released her debut album “Kiki” on April 3, 2020 which also happened to be her 23rd birthday. The album has 17 tracks and tells the story how men don’t have to be essential in the lives of women, that his influence is unnecessary in order for her to feel beautiful. Lede also teaches listeners to move on from our bad experiences in order to move to better things.
Lede released her debut album in 2018 named “Selfless” which included her breakout song “EX”. This song became her first top 10 hit on the R&B song chart.
The album “Kiki” features artists such as Ari Lennox, Lucky Daye, 6LACK, Moneybagg Yo, BIA, Col3trane, and Arin Ray. Some tracks I reviewed are as follows:
“Cancelled”: In this song, Lede emphasizes that being yourself is enough. You should “vibe” on your own energy and love yourself. The song describes the experience she had with a man and made the decision that he was cancelled out of her life.
“Movin”: On this track, Lede speaks on moving forward from a previous relationship, encouraging her listeners to “grind” and to move forward from the past. Regardless of the situation or your feelings, don’t allow someone the power to ruin your mood, just move on to bigger and better things.
“Feel A Way”: Lede mentions that when someone she’s in a relationship with doesn’t communicate with her, she feels some type of way in every aspect of her relationship with them. If he continues to make her feel unappreciated, she will leave him
Personally, I love this album because each song speaks to someone personally and lets us know that we are not alone. I would definitely recommend this album.