A “big romantic at heart,” queer-pop’s Hayley Kiyoko brandishes a rush of emotions on the slickly-produced and gummy electro athem called “L.O.V.E. Me.” The beat drops thick, and as she puts her heart on the line, she makes sure everyone in the world knows how she feels. “So, girl, don’t tell me you love me if you don’t really want me,” she flicks her tongue.
She makes sure her words can’t be twisted, writing a love letter of sorts that is ripe for the dirty club floor. “I’m working through my issues / Yeah, I’m gonna kiss you in front of everybody that wants to be your honey / If you have a problem, don’t tell me you love me,” sings Kiyoko, whose playful demeanor is simply intoxicating.
“L.O.V.E. Me” (co-written with Kill Dave and Bibi Bourelly) whets the appetite, as a cut from her latest release packaged as I’m Too Sensitive for This Shit. “[This song is] showcasing the classic struggle we sometimes face when someone tells you they love you in private, but is too scared to express that love publicly,” she said in press materials. It’s the kind of sick, addicting banger that’ll stick right on the brain.
Listen to “L.O.V.E. Me” below.