Is it Wednesday yet? I just found my woman crush!
I have been under at ton of rocks because I had no idea this beauty with a VOICE even existed. For those who don’t know Kelela is a vocalist hailing from Washington, DC of Ethiopian descent. The jazz inspired singer-song writer gained notoriety with the debut of her 2013 mix tape Cut 4 Me. The DMV native is back to give us new material, and a blazing hot video for her new single “A Message”.
As the visual for “A Message” begins we are introduced to a topless Kelela. She is featured in metallic coated skin, and piercing eyes that stare directly into the camera. The background is nightly black, making it impossible for you to be distracted or take your eyes off the songstress. To a slow tempo, Kelela lifts her head, and expands her lips just enough to push out the words “You’re so clear to me, I can see right through you, when you look at me your someone else.” Kelela then transitions into this animated psychedelic character, who aides her in singing of the lyrics. The most salient part of the vid is a scene where Kelela amputates and says deuces to her long luscious locs.
Kelela is true talent and definitely an artist to look out for. Not only is Kelela’s sound unique, her music is soulful yet edgy and will yank emotions from your soul. Kelela’s tunes take you on a journey back to the 90’s ,but yet are current. The up and coming EP Hallucinogen, is set to be released May 5 and is a reflection of the various phases that can occur in a relationship. “A Message” is the first track being released from the project. Kelela is currently touring through Europe, but you can keep up with her on Facebook by searching Kelela.
Check out the link to her masterpiece of a video below.