Kelela has announced a new album, ‘Raven’, and shared a new single.
'Raven' is due for release on 10th February via Warp with Yo Van Lenz and Florian T M Zeisig (also known as the ambient duo OCA) and LSDXOXO working as the LP's two main producers, alongside additional production from Bambii.
“I started this process from the feeling of isolation and alienation I’ve always had as a black femme in dance music, despite its black origins. RAVEN is my first breath taken in the dark, an affirmation of black femme perspective in the midst of systemic erasure and the sound of our vulnerability turned to power,” Kelela says.
Kelela has also shared a new Caribbean-influenced single 'On the Run', which follows previously released tracks 'Happy Ending' and 'Washed Away'. Described as "an unconventional dance track that blurs the lines of R&B and atmospheric club music," 'On the Run' is produced by Yo van Lenz, Kelela, Kaytranada, and Bambii, with additional production by Asmara. Check it out below.
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