She Was Afraid to Release "Girls Like Girls"
Back in 2015, Kiyoko found herself hesitating before she released "Girls Like Girls" from This Side of Paradise, which is a song all about a girl stealing another guy's girl — and which simultaneously felt like Kiyoko's personal coming-out. "I had to persuade myself to release 'Girls Like Girls,'" she told The Standard. "I always felt like it wasn't anyone's business who I loved. But as an artist you want to be as truthful and honest as possible. I felt like I wasn't being truthful unless I sang about what has really shaped my life."