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Track of the Week: Kelela’s ‘Blue Light’ is futuristic Soul peaks

Friday October 6, Kelela released her long-awaited debut album, Take Me Apart. The singer, signed to her best friend Solange’s Saint Heron Management, has become known for her signature blend of Soul music and electronic genres. Take Me Apart takes this fusion to new heights, combining ’90s R&B-inspired melodies and cadence with electronic percussion.

Blue Light is one of the album’s finest illustrations of this done to perfection. On Blue Light, Kelela sings of losing the determination to stay single after a break-up. The song premiered on Beats 1 ahead of the album’s release. Speaking to Ebro Darden, Kelela describes it as “about the moment when you break up with people after you’re single; you’re sort of in this moment where you’re like ‘I’m not doing anything serious. I’m not trying to get into anything deep. Gotta like take it slow. Not trying to do that.’ And then you hit this point when you’re with somebody where you’re like, ‘F*ck it, blue light.’”

Listen to Blue Light above and listen to Take Me Apart available on all major platforms now.

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