After much teasing on social media, Kehlani finally dropped her non-album single “All Me” featuring Keyshia Cole. After the singer shared a snippet of the catchy chorus on Twitter, the fans made it viral with the hashtag #DropTheSongKehlani. Upon releasing the song, Kehlani admitted that she had no intentions of releasing this song, but is doing solely for the fans. Let’s check out the lyrics and meaning behind the song.
On Twitter, Kehlani confessed that she has never seen so much hype for a song as the hashtag became a viral trend; “i’ve never had a song hype like this before it dropped. i’ve never had this much energy for a musical release! this is so incredible. i just wanna say thank you, this is some really epic sh*t.”
Kehlani also confirmed that “All Me” is not part of her upcoming studio album.
Listen to “All Me” by Kehlani featuring Keyshia Cole
Lyrics Review and Song Meaning of “All Me”
The song describes a win-win kind of relationship. While Kehlani sings that she is at her best with him, his best is also due to her contributions to the relationship.
Kehlani talks about never having to doubt her partner. This might not be about blindly trusting one another. She could be talking about responsible behaviour from both parties that leave no room for doubts and worries. Kehlani never had to grow any doubt in her mind, and she has done the same. This two-way engagement has made this relationship more than perfect.
Kehlani says that she is impressed with her boyfriend and is blessed to have him in her life. We are sure that he feels the same way.
In these lyrics, Kehlani explains what makes him so special. She admits that she has so many flaws and that he did not have to put up with them. But he did anyway. She is forever grateful for this. When she feels as if the whole world is drifting away from her, he has been the anchor that holds her steady. Here “holding me down” is presented with the best possible meaning there is.
In the chorus of the song, Kehlani sings that when somebody sees her boyfriend, it shows that he is in a happy place. It radiates from him and she is proud to be a part of his good aura.
These lyrics could also mean that Kehlani is the only one who gets to be with him. He is all hers as she is his.
The second verse by Keyshia Cole also sings about the peace of mind in this relationship. She is so free of stress with this guy that she is able to finally sleep through the night. No more crying yourself to bed or sobbing in a corner of the room. Life is easy, and easy is always good.
There is no denying that these kinds of relationships are quite rare in modern society. Both parties have to play a role in building up such a solid relationship that both of them gets to live a stress-free life.
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