Hidden Hits: KYLE – Just A Picture ft. Kehlani

Here at CelebMix, we love a good hit single. However, some singles never achieve the success they truly deserved. Therefore, we present to you our latest weekly feature – ‘Hidden Hits’. Within this feature, we will discuss a ‘hidden hit’, discuss the success it achieved, the success it should’ve achieved and why it should’ve achieved that success.

This week? We’re figuring out why KYLE’s “Just A Picture ft. Kehlani” never got the attention it deserved.

Now that you’ve had time to get familiar with the song and accompanying music video, let’s discuss. Obviously, it’s a song that you can’t NOT dance along with. As for those of you who first questioned, “Who is KYLE?” You may know his other hit song that got TONS of airplay:

YES. You know you know this song. KYLE’s songs are, without a doubt, infectious. They’ll automatically put a smile on your face.

And with this song “Just A Picture,” he’s just as relatable too! If you got a chance to really listen to the lyrics, the song is about being in a relationship but one of the two is absolutely obsessed with their phone. They need to check if they got the likes, retweets, mentions, DMs, all of the above. We live in a social media-obsessed world so this song is so accurate to our life.

The music video alone shows KYLE’s fun personality at the park with Kehlani having what seems like a dance-off. It’s the type of music video where the visuals align with the lyrics circa ’00s. Nowadays, some videos make no sense to the song but hey, to each their own!

It’s upsetting this song didn’t get as big as it should have. This came out in 2015 and even though that’s when Kehlani was still on the up-and-coming, these two make a really good team. So much so, they recently just released ANOTHER hit track together. Fingers crossed “Playinwitme” gets more listeners and fans!

But still, at the end of the day, the only song that ever hit the airwaves was “I Spy.” “Just A Picture” sort of withered away unless you really Spotify searched his repertoire.

Bummer. What do you guys think of this song? Do you think it deserved to have been playing in the mainstream? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix!

 

Written by Ashley Bulayo

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