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Kelela hinted at some new material back in September, with the track “Washed Away”. Breaking a five-year hiatus since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album “Take Me Apart” and the mind-bending cocktail of Electronic R’n’B we’ve come to love Kelela.

Listen to “On The Run” below.

Today Kelela announces a brand new album named “RAVEN” to be released on February 10, 2023 via Warp, and for the time being, releases another impressive track titled “On The Run” for us to patiently wait. The track features Yo van Lenz, Kelela, Kaytranada, and Bambii on production duties, with additional help by Asmara. The track is a real banger we couldn’t pass on here at Sodwee.com. So here we are, breaking a long hiatus of our own.

“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 on the upcoming album RAVEN.

Kelela’s signature vocal work comes through at a real smooth threshold in this dance-induced track topped off with magic on the synthesizers as you’ll find out when you click play on this beauty of a track. It bodes well for what is coming in the album. I literally can’t wait.

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Kelela – Raven | Out on February 10, 2023, via Warp


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