Kelela synthesizes contemporary R&B, trip-hop and progressive electronic music with an aptitude for prompting club play as much as bedroom listening. From her very earliest work, honesty and vulnerability have been the cornerstones of Kelela’s art – even when clad in the armour of the avant-garde electronics she so deftly inhabits. The singer, songwriter and producer became active in the early 2010s with numerous supporting roles leading to Cut 4 Me (2013), her mixtape debut for the Fade to Mind label. Increased exposure and a growing network of collaborators naturally led to a deal with the legendary Warp label. Kelela has established herself as an artistic interpolator of music, art and fashion. She has collaborated with fellow visionary artists like Solange, Gorillaz, Andrew Thomas Huang and Danny Brown. Thoughtfully intermixing elegance, futurism, divinity and sensuality, Kelela released her latest critically acclaimed album Raven in February 2023. Kelela’s unique perspective has carved a lane that demonstrates style as both a component of art and art in and of itself.
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