Kelela - "LMK"
Kelela is back! She broke out in 2013 with the fantastic Cut 4 Me mixtape, pushing R&B forward by working with the experimental electronic producers of Fade To Mind and its London-based sister label Night Slugs. On “LMK,” from her upcoming album Take Me Apart, Kelela keeps pushing her sound forward with confidence and poise, but it’s also one of her most accessible tracks to date.
On the new album, Kelela states: ”Despite it being a personal record, the politics of my identity informs how it sounds and how I choose to articulate my vulnerability and strength. I am a black woman, a second-generation Ethiopian-American, who grew up in the 'burbs listening to R&B, Jazz and Björk. All of it comes out in one way or another."
Take Me Apart is out October 6.—Alex Gardner