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Gorillaz’s “Submission” Featuring Danny Brown and Kelela Is an Ideal Song for the Moment

Gorillaz released Humanz tonight, their first album in seven years. An immediate standout among the 26 songs is "Submission," Gorillaz's collaboration with Danny Brown and Kelela.
Ian Servantes / April 27, 2017

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Video: Kelela – “Frontline”

"Frontline," one of the best moments on Kelela's innovative and stylish 2017 album Take Me Apart, just received an otherworldly new video. Rendered in the style of an animated…
Anna Gaca / February 28, 2018

Pitchfork Music Festival 2018: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tame Impala, War on Drugs, Moses Sumney, Fleet Foxes, and More

The first list of acts from the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival has been announced. The festival will be held at Union Park in Chicago on…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 27, 2018

Video: Kelela – “Blue Light”

Kelela has dropped the visuals for "Blue Light," her second video to arrive from Take Me Apart. The Helmi-directed clip shows the singer sensually staring at the…
Brian Josephs / November 7, 2017

Watch Kelela Perform “LMK” on Jools Holland

Although Kelela has had a sizable fanbase for sometime, she just made her television debut last tonight on the BBC's Later... with Jools Holland, where she performed Take Me…
Brian Josephs / October 11, 2017

Review: Your Body Is Not Ready for Kelela’s Take Me Apart

Though Kelela’s art proudly exists left-of-center, she’s never come off like a peculiarity or a novelty. Her influences—underground bass, turn-of-the-millennium R&B, post-dubstep chaos—meld…
Brian Josephs / October 6, 2017

Kelela – “Waitin”

Days before the release of her debut LP Take Me Apart, Kelela has released a new single called "Waitin." The song is an autumnal exhale that feels…
Brian Josephs / October 3, 2017

On “Frontline,” Kelela Fills Her Largest Canvas Yet

On Cut 4 Me, her still-great debut mixtape from 2013, Kelela emerged with a sound and identity that were more or less fully formed. With an airy…
Andy Cush / September 5, 2017

A Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Fall Releases

This fall, Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Destroyer, and Protomartyr are just a few of the acts with hotly anticipated new releases. Find a preview of the season's most talked-about forthcoming…
SPIN Staff / August 30, 2017

Kelela Announces Fall Tour

Kelela's new album Take Me Apart will be released in October. Now, she's announced a tour behind the album which will take place at the end of fall…
Geena Kloeppel / August 15, 2017

Video: Kelela – “LMK”

Kelela has dropped the video for "LMK" a week after the song's release. The clip, which features the singer sporting a number of wigs, shows…
Brian Josephs / August 9, 2017

Kelela – “LMK”

Kelela has returned with the sultry new song "LMK," which debuted on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show this afternoon. "LMK" serves as the first single to…
Brian Josephs / August 1, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

The 24 Best Bands We Saw in Austin (And Some Dogs, Too)

We just got home from SXSW, and saw more than 50 bands in the span of five days. Here's the best of what we saw.
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017: Mastodon, Kelela, and More from SPIN’s Closing Day at Mazda Studio at Empire

It was the perfect storm of party convergence. SXSW, spring break and St. Patrick’s Day all collided on the final Friday of Austin’s annual music…
Scott T. Sterling / March 18, 2017
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