Hayley Kiyoko Drops Gorgeous “This Side Of Paradise” Video: Idolator Premiere

Mike Wass | November 11, 2014 9:15 am

Hayley Kiyoko isn’t your typical actress-turned-singer. The 23-year-old, who has a starring role in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Jem And The Holograms, crafts tunes in her parents’ L.A. basement and opts for ethereal synth-pop over the usual radio-friendly fodder. Take new single “This Side Of Paradise”. It’s a layered electro-lullaby with a distinctly raw underbelly.

That juxtaposition is captured effortlessly in the lush video, which finds Hayley looking back on a failed relationship. It jumps between dream-like scenes of the budding diva revisiting happy memories and moments documenting with her current anguish. The result is chic, understated and affecting. Watch our premiere of “This Side Of Paradise” up top.

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