Tackling heteronormative notions on femininity head-on in her new single “LMK,” alt-R&B virtuoso Kelela imbues a restless sensuality into the first taste of her debut album Take Me Apart. An anthem of empowerment that uses the singer’s love of immersively voluptuous and dance-floor ready beats as her kinetic momentum, Kelela strips the track down to the barest of intimacies. It’s a sultry invitation that lacks any coyness and “LMK” indulges in the honest vulnerabilities its singer transforms into not only applauded but ever-desired strengths. Drawing on the purity of her passions, Kelela refuses to water-down or justify her pursuits–giving them an alluring glow as a rallying cry for independent women.
Listen to Kelela’s new single “LMK” below!
Take Me Apart promises to be a complexly woven portrait of Kelela’s R&B influences and tastes, one garnished by the pulsing experimentalism of her electronic beats. Kelela will also be taking the stage next month on September 24 at a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl in support of Solange Knowles, performing alongside Blood Orange and Moses Sumney.
Kelela’s debut album Take Me Apart is out October 6 via Warp Records, pre-order it here. Visit her Facebook to stay updated on future releases and tour dates.
Take Me Apart tracklist
- Take Me Apart
- Truth Or Dare
- Blue Light
- Turn To Dust