kelea frontline

Kelela’s Take Me Apart debut is set to be released October 6th.

Kelela normally dances in familiar, almost arresting sonics. Less emphasis on background production, more geared towards her striking vocals. Many have decided to label her sound as future-R&B, a rich, vibrant distinctive R&B where love and effort isn’t muddied. You feel Kelea and her honey-dripping voice. “Frontline,” is one of the clearest examples of this.

Brought to the world’s attention as the closing sounds of this week’s episode of Insecure, “Frontline” features a sharp synthesizer that leads the listener to a wave of percussion. Layered vocals, easy to believe lyricism, it’s a striking contrast to the scene it was paired with. Sunday night, Issa Dee found her breaking point from a terrible night of incidents and ideas. Her ex disturbed her groove, the one consistent lover she had all season accosted her (in her eyes), and more. The job is shit, the apartment that almost burned to the ground with limited space just went through a rent increase. Even if Kelela herself is leaving a tragic lover behind in order to love herself, it’s a stunning single to premiere via Insecure.

Stream “Frontline” below. The track is in the lead spot from Kelela’s upcoming debut album Take Me Apart due out on October 6. The singer is about to embark on a World tour spanning 29-dates including one in Houston at White Oak Music Hall. To purchase tix to her Houston show on 11/21, click here.

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