In the end, Kelela has returned with new music. Her new single, “Washed Away” is her first launch in 5 years, on which, she sings together with her signature calming, silky vocals over a hypnotic instrumental.
“I like a banger, however for the primary level of contact out of my hiatus, it felt extra trustworthy to guide with an ambient heart-check,” Kelela stated in an announcement.
On the track, she sings, “The mist, the sunshine, the mud that settles, the evening / The hope, the longing, fade away, blurry-eyed / Driving out on metallic waves / Transferring on, a change of tempo.”
The track is accompanied by a music video, which was directed by Yasser Abubeke, by which Kelela is seen within the Danakil Despair in Ethiopia, standing in solitude as she feels the solar beaming onto her. Elsewhere within the video, she swims within the Danakil waters.
“I particularly wish to converse to marginalized Black people and spotlight the work we do to search out renewal in a world that’s constructed to make us really feel insufficient,” She stated. “This track is the soundtrack to the aid we discover after going inward.”
Whereas this track is extra of a downtempo observe, Kelela took to Twitter upon the track’s launch to guarantee followers “the bangers are on the way in which.”
Take a look at “Washed Away” above.