kelela

Essays

SXSW Might Be Good Again

SXSW used to suck, but so did I.
Jeff Weiss
3.21.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Kelela's 'Sims'-Like "Frontline" Video Explores Pain In an Unexpected Way

As with all the other videos for songs from 'Take Me Apart' so far, it shows a new artistic side of Kelela.
Lauren O'Neill
2.28.18
cool shit

Björk's Airy New Mix Features Kelela, Arca, and Samples of Birds Singing

The set comes as part of her Mixmag cover story.
Lauren O'Neill
11.16.17
Interviews

Kelela Is Done with Censoring Herself

She speaks about pouring vulnerability into debut album 'Take Me Apart', radical blackness and feeling more self-assured than ever.
Tshepo Mokoena
10.23.17
That Rainbow's End

Expressing Blackness Isn’t a Trend, It’s a Lifesaver

Recent Kelela and Kamille videos show how to celebrate being black in ways that feel totally genuine.
Tshepo Mokoena
10.11.17
thump exclusive premieres

Sporting Life Lends Blasted Beats to Porches' "Be Apart"

He layers the plaintive vocals over a bed of skittering beats.
Ezra Marcus
10.13.16
festivals 2016

Weird Kids, m.A.A.d City: The Scenes and Sounds of FYF Fest 2016 Day One

This year's edition reminds us why it's called the Best Coast.
Andrea Domanick
8.28.16
festivals 2016

Photos: Everyone at Field Day 2016 Got Drenched and They Didn't Give a Shit

Coachella this ain't...
Daisy Jones
6.13.16
thump news

Listen to Elysia Crampton Mash-Up Kelela and the National Geographic Theme Tune

"Horizon of Racialized Sciencism" is among the producer's numerous Kelela samples.
Michael Scott Barron
3.31.16
Photos

House of Vans Kicked Off Their 50th Anniversary with Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Kelela, and More

This year Vans will be throwing a bunch of sick international parties and here are the pics from the kick off celebrations.
Noisey Staff
3.21.16
thump news

Kelela Reveals Details of Her Forthcoming Debut Album in a Printed Interview and Short Film

Her yet-to-be-titled debut will feature Arca, Jam City, and Bok Bok.
Michael Scott Barron
2.21.16
thump news

The Music Industry Has A Problem With Sexual Assault. Here Are 11 Stories You Can Read About It

A prominent publicist is accused of sexual misconduct, confirming something we already knew: the music industry has a big issue with attitudes towards women.
THUMP Staff
1.20.16
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