On October 6th, Kelela will release her long-awaited debut album. It’s titled Take Me Apart and due out through Warp Records.
Altogether, Take Me Apart collects 14 tracks which express “an honest vision of how we navigate dissolving ties with each other and yet remain sanguine for the next chance at love.” However, there’s also so much more at the core of the LP than just an examination of love and relationships, according to the R&B artist. “Despite it being a personal record, the politics of my identity informs how it sounds and how I choose to articulate my vulnerability and strength,” Kelela explained in a press release. “I am a black woman, a second-generation Ethiopian-American, who grew up in the ‘burbs listening to R&B, Jazz and Björk. All of it comes out in one way or another.”
To preview Take Me Apart, Kelela has shared lead single “LMK”. Produced by Kanye West and FKA twigs associate Arca, it couples dark, lurking synths with the nonstop pulse of a late-night club. Hear it down below.
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Take Me Apart Tracklist:
03. Take Me Apart
08. Truth Or Dare
10. Blue Light
12. Turn To Dust