Most artists take a while to find their feet, gently introducing their ideas to fans via the odd mp3, maybe even an EP if they're lucky.
But not Kelela. Working with a stable of producers linked to Kingdom's 'Fade To Mind' imprint, the New York artist captured our attention last year with the 'CUT 4 ME' mixtape.
A seductive, decadent work which gnawed at the edges of this whole modern R&B thing, Kelela is now ready to share a new track - and some headline dates.
Produced by Gifted & Blessed, 'The High' is a slow, languid track with Kelela's voice weaving in and out of straight sensitivity and auto-tuned bliss.
Listen to it now.
Kelela has also confirmed two headlines dates. Alas, both are in the United States but if you dwell across the pond (and anything is possible) then those shows are as follows:
2 Los Angeles The Echo
4 Brooklyn Rough Trade NYC
Photo Credit: Nate Walton