Kelela Drops New Single“On The Run”
Kelela has returned with her newest single, “On The Run”. The track is produced by Yo van Lenz, Kelela, Kaytranada and Bambii, with additional production by Asmara. “On The Run” is a Caribbean-influenced, unconventional dance track that blurs the lines of R&B and atmospheric club music as Kelela flirts with the push and pull dynamics of love. The new single is taken from her upcoming album Raven, set to be released February 10th, 2023 via Warp.
Both “On The Run” and “Happy Ending” are preceded by the first track off the upcoming record “Washed Away,” which Kelela dropped back in September. RAVEN is the follow up to her debut album, Take Me Apart. The album is executive produced by Kelela and co-executive produced by Asmara, with all songs written and arranged by Kelela. Yo Van Lenz and Florian T M Zeisig (also known as the ambient duo OCA) and LSDXOXO serve as two main producers throughout the album, 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 about the project.
Kelela has since collaborated with fellow visionary artists like Solange, Gorillaz, Andrew Thomas Huang and Danny Brown. Thoughtfully intermixing elegance, futurism, divinity and sensuality, Kelela’s unique perspective has carved a lane that demonstrates style as both a component of art, and art in and of itself.
1. Washed Away
2. Happy Ending
3. Let It Go
4. On the Run
5. Missed Call
14. Enough for Love
15. Far Away
Pre-order Raven by Kelela HERE
Looking for something new to listen to?
Sign up to our all-new newsletter for top-notch reviews, news, videos and playlists.