D.C. to L.A. songstress Kelela is probably over moons right now thanks to the release of her absolutely beautiful new album Take Me Apart, her first since 2015’s Hallucinogen EP. The 13-track project was preceded by “Blue Light,” “LMK,” “Frontline,” and “Waitin’.”
In a new interview with The FADER, Kelela revealed that it took her six years to create what is essentially a masterpiece…the feature also explains how Take Me Apart details a journey from one relationship to another:
The album documents two of Kelela’s relationships, in chronological order: a split from one lover, a segue into singleness, and then into the rapture of a new relationship. There are tempestuous break-up songs, hot-blooded cuts that own fucking and making love, and tracks where she’s ungrudgingly down to risk it all.
Stream the new album below (along with her visual for “LMK,” if you missed it). Expect to play this hundreds of times before the year’s out as well.