Album Review | It Was Good Until It Wasn’t by Kehlani

Hey everyone! Happy Saturday! So yesterday was the day I have been waiting for since like 2018 lol. It was Kehlani’s release day! It Was Good Until It Wasn’t was released yesterday and boy, do I have some thoughts!

I am a major Kehlani fan, so automatically I had very high hopes for this album and honestly? She delivered! So let’s dive into each track and go over my real true and honest thoughts for the album.

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Toxic

I will admit, I wasn’t a fan of Toxic at first, but it grew on me. I do disagree she shouldn’t have started off the album with this one, but it’s still a good track and having Ty Dolla $ign on it definitely helped the r&b feel to it.

Can I (Feat. Tory Lanez)

Okay this song really does slap. It’s nasty, but in a good way. I’m really starting to get into Tory Lanez as an r&b artist. He does do his little rap thing, but man is he a good singer. This definitely brings out the fun side to Kehlani, when most of the album is almost kind of dark in a way?

Bad News

Honestly, this is one of the few tracks on this album I don’t care for. It’s okay, and I understand she’s going through a lot of hurt… I just thought it could have been better. Definitely a DEEP TRACK.

Real Hot Girl Skit/Water

Okay so here’s the thing… I personally don’t care for this skit. Yes, it has Megan Thee Stallion in it, and that’s amazing that she’s finally getting some recognition from these artists! I just think the skit was unnecessary, but skit aside, we have another sexy, nasty song from Kehlani. The beat really goes kinda hard and her lyrics are on point. The chorus is super catchy and lowkey, I can totally see the whole ‘water’ thing becoming a tik tok lmao.

Change Your Life (Feat. Jhene Aiko)

Okay… THIS SONG IS CRAZY! I love this song, it’s definitely in my top 3. I love Jhene, love the lyrics, the vibe. THAT CHORUS! It’s a song that makes you feel good and definitely lightens up the album a little. Classic Kehlani.

Belong To The Streets Skit/Everybody’s Business

Everybody’s Business will always be a true slap! This song is so soulful and just lovely to listen to. Not only is the song crazy good, but the music video is iconic. This track definitely is a stand out track and so relatable! It’s basically just about not caring what others say about you, and knowing your own self worth.

Hate The Club (Feat. Masego)

This song is a true vibe… The talent. The catchyness. The FEELS. Definitely an unexpected favorite for me. I am so happy she decided to include this song into the album. Definitely hits home for me. Pure perfection.

Serial Lover

So… at the time of this album releasing, I’m currently going through a pretty big and bitter breakup, and this song is a whole mood if you’re someone who tends to give a lot in a relationship, but it just seems like it never goes anywhere. It hits hard beat wise and the lyrics are just as good.

F&MU

This song may just be my favorite on the album… it’s short, but man is it good. It is so relatable, at times I feel like she wrote the song for me haha. She’s just a relatable artist! She doesn’t flaunt her wealth and displays her imperfections, which is what I enjoy and need. I love her for making this song.

Can You Blame Me (Feat. Lucky Daye)

Ehh.. this song is okay. Definitely not one of my favorites, but it’s pretty good. She just has such an amazing voice in this one and Lucky Daye is amazing in this!!

Grieving (Feat. James Blake)

Okay so, Kehlani came out and said this is her favorite song on the project, without a doubt.. and I definitely see why. I mean these past couple of months she has lost A LOT. I feel for her and this album 100% shows that, but this song? It’s dark, it’s got a little bit of that creepy vibe I like… it is definitely different for her, but I actually kind of like it! Very beautiful sounding and shows just how much hurt she truly has been through.

Open (Passionate)

Ugh this song! I love this track, it’s amazing. The beat switching, the lyrics and the vibe it gives off. Definitely another one of my favorites. This song and Change Your Life definitely give the light this album needs at times.

Lexii’s Outro

Lexii!!! Ugh I had tears for this song. The beautiful Lexii finally got her #1. She was so talented and will be missed forever. Just glad she could be included on this piece while she rests in paradise.

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Okay so, my overall thoughts? It’s an amazing album. I love it and I’m sure over time I will grow to appreciate it even more. I am so happy this project came out the way it did and glad it finally did come out!! Well, if you need me I’ll be listening to It Was Good Until It Wasn’t! Peace! lol.

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