Kehlani Teams Up with Disclosure & Syd on the Mellow R&B Single “Birthday”

It’s a birthday moment for Kehlani

The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer has joined voices with the UK duo Disclosure and Syd on the single “Birthday.”


Before the coronavirus quarantine, Disclosure went to Los Angeles to work with Kehlani and Syd.

“Being in L.A. was a new one for us,” Disclosure’s Guy Howard recently told Billboard. “We’re very London.”

The song is a smooth and mellow R&B influenced jam, on which scintillating percussion serves as the base for sultry lyrics that ponder whether or not it’s okay to call your ex on their birthday.

“Syd and I were going through a similar thing at the time,” Howard Lawrence says in a statement, “trying to work out if it was cool to call your ex to say hi or is it too awkward/mean to do so out of the blue?”

“It’s the oldest song on the album by far so has definitely stood the test of time and deservedly made the cut” adds Guy. “And the addition of Kehlani just took it to the next level and turned into a fire duet.”

Disclosure will release their third LP, Energy, this week.

Kehlani released her sophomore album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t in May. It became her third No. 1 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart.

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