Hayley Kiyoko
Hayley Kiyoko, Photo Credit-Trevor-Flores

After teasing fans on social media earlier this week, groundbreaking pop star Hayley Kiyoko has unveiled her new single Demons

The hypnotic and mysterious track shows a darker side of Kiyoko and arrives as the newest song from Hayley’s project, I’M TOO SENSITIVE FOR THIS SHIT

The bold, brave, and unapologetic body of work will feature DemonsI Wish, and more songs to be released over the next few months.

Hayley recently took to Instagram to share the inspiration of what will be her most personal project to date.

“Demons is really personal to me” says Hayley. “I had the chorus lyrics written in my notes ‘please forgive me I’ve got demons in my head, trying to feed me lies until I’m dead’. There was something so haunting about it I wanted to try to turn it into something positive.

I wanted to sing about mental health and battling the inner ‘demons’ many of us struggle with. But with a heavy upbeat track that everyone can sing and support you with. It’s so important for people struggling to realize that they’re not alone and I hope this song can play a part in sparking that realization.”

Next month, the LGBTQ icon will be honoured with the “Youth Innovator Award” at The Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Gala on November 17th for her work using her voice in the music industry to shine a light on marginalised communities.

This exciting honour follows Kiyoko’s first-ever Billboard Magazine cover which hit stands in August and also features Tegan Quin, Adam Lambert, Big Freedia and ILoveMakonnenAmidst the release of her latest single I Wish, Hayley also celebrated her first-ever World Pride in NYC.

Check out the gorgeous photos featured in Harper’s Bazaar.

Demons and I Wish mark Hayley’s first new releases since her breakthrough debut album Expectations, which dropped in March of last year and was widely celebrated by fans and critics alike as one of #20GAYTEEN’s best albums.

According to Rolling StoneEXPECTATIONS placed her “at the forefront of an unapologetically queer pop movement.” In #20GAYTEENKiyoko was nominated for two VMAs where she performed Curiously and won Push Artist Of The Year. Since her 2015 debut, Hayley has amassed over 300 million global streams, 1.8 million YouTube subscribers, and accrued over 350 million lifetime YouTube views.

She took her captivating live performance on the road for a nationwide headline tour, Coachella festival debut and support during Panic! At The Disco’s North American arena tour.

On top of stunning on the covers of NYLON and PAPERKiyoko was named to NPR’s list “The 21st Century’s Most Influential Women Musicians,” and was honoured with the Rising Star Award at Billboard’s annual Women in Music event.