Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Kelela Releases Video For LMK

Kelela released the dreamlike video for “LMK” today. The song is the first song from her upcoming Take Me Apart debut. The making of the video was almost a dream come true because longtime Björk collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang directed it. According to Kelela Björk is one artist who shaped her music,

“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. 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.”

Take Me Apart follows her 2015 Hallucinogen EP and since then she has appeared on albums from Solange, Danny Brown and Gorillaz. Kelela is scheduled to perform at the Made In America festival this year and Take Me Apart can be pre-ordered before the October 6th release date.



Leikeli47: O.M.C. Official Video

Leikeli47’s video for “O.M.C.” features her on a rooftop with dancers and the Approaching Storm marching band. The masked rapper dances around as her lyrics explain her habit of not being friendly to strangers to maintain peace. Her debut album, Wash & Set comes out September 8th on Hardcover/RCA. She will perform her new music at Baby’s Alright in New York on August 15th and then she will appear at the  Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn on August 26th.