This relaxed, guitar-driven song finds a vulnerable Kehlani addressing an ex after her unreliable behavior ruined their relationship. The Oakland native wants to renew the romance and become part of her former lover's story again. Kehlani is "working on being softer" and hopes her ex will give her a fairy-tale ending.
According to Kehlani, it tells "a true little story. A song I really care about."
Kehlani released "Little Story" as the second single from Blue Water Road on February 24, 2022. She wrote the album in Malibu with a small collection of friends and collaborators.
During the song, Kehlani nods to Blue Water Road's lead single, "Altar
."You know I love a story, only when you're the author
Tryna meet you at the altar
Kehlani co-wrote "Little Story" with its producers Pop Wansel, Some Randoms, and Wes Singerman. Pop Wansel also collaborated with the singer on "Altar."
Most of the track features a minimalist production. The producers insert a string arrangement at the end, augmenting the hope that Kehlani and her ex will live happily ever after.
Kehlani co-directed the glossy black-and-white music video with Alexandra Thurmond. It finds the singer performing "Little Story" wearing a variety of flowy gowns and dresses. The soft visual ends with Kehlani embracing her 2-year-old daughter, Adeya.