While We Wait

Kehlani - While We Wait
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 251 ratings
2019 Ratings: #544
Liked by 3 people
February 22, 2019 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
Atlantic / Label
R&B / Genres
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While We Wait isn’t quite the parade of (should-have-been) smashes that ran through SweetSexySavage. It does show her progression as a keen songwriter who shines a light not only into the vast, dark, ambiguous gulf that exists between any two people, but also on ways in which they might build a bridge across it.

The Line of Best Fit

It is a triumphant offering of high-production R&B, which calls out poor behaviour in relationships and prioritises the assertion of confidence.


The Oakland R&B singer’s latest project is a shining example of both her emotional intelligence and her balmy, lucid songwriting.


On While We Wait, Kehlani rests her case on the ins and outs of modern love on her latest project with defiant candor, featuring some of the freshest sonic accouterments millennial R&B has to offer.

There are some really lovely moments on this but for a short mixtape, it still feels a bit too long and repetitive.
Fave: Footsteps, Love Language
Kehlani's "While We Wait" is, unfortunately, a huge boring disappointment, from boring and middle of road lyrics and production to some pointless features, Which is pretty sad because I see a lot of potential in her but is held back by these elements.

Favorites: Nights Like This, Too Deep
Least Favorites: Butterfly, RPG
Nos últimos anos, o R&B voltou a conquistar parte do prestigio comercial que o mesmo tivera nas décadas passadas, especialmente a de noventa. Grande parte desse renascimento deve-se ao trabalho de qualidade de nomes femininos como, por exemplo, SZA, H.E.R., Solange e Kehlani. É desse última que vem um ótimo exemplo da contribuição feminina ao R&B contemporâneo com o lançamento do refinado mixtape While We ... read more
Footsteps- 7
Too Deep- 8,5
Nunya- 8,5
Morning Glory- 8,5
Feels- 8,5
Nights Light This- 8
RPG- 7,5
Butterfly- 7
Love Language- 7
Kehlani has once again produced a project that exemplifies why she is one of the best artists in R&B today. She has a complete knowledge of her style and how to use this style to the best of her ability. While I don’t think the production is groundbreaking per sé, the composition and mastering of each song is very impressive, especially on songs such as “Feels”. For a short mixtape, the sound and style can become repetitive, and the overall quality in lyrical ... read more
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Track List

  1. Footsteps (feat. Musiq Soulchild)
  2. Too Deep
  3. Nunya (feat. DOM KENNEDY)
  4. Morning Glory
  5. Feels
  6. Nights Like This (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
  7. RPG (feat. 6LACK)
  8. Butterfly
  9. Love Language
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Added on: February 6, 2019