Earlier this year, Kelela announced that her upcoming Hallucinogen EP would be released in May. However, when May finally approached Kelela realized that the EP didn’t seem quite finished. Thankfully, today she admitted that Hallucinogen was finally completed and revealed that it will be released on October 9 via her own Cherry Coffee imprint in the US, and on Warp elsewhere.
Kelela followed up the exciting news with the release of her latest single “Rewind,” co-produced by Kingdom, Nugget and Kelela herself. Many of her previous songs have had a dark mood that shadows over the entire track. “Rewind” veers in the opposite direction of that, sounding more like something worthy of a dedication to that special someone. The upbeat single feels like a pleasant blast from the past with its fusion of deep house and Miami bass, while still maintaining key elements that keep it feeling fresh and modern.
Listen to “Rewind” below, and pre-order Hallucinogen here.