A couple of months ago, DJ Kitty Cash released her Love The Free mixtape, and somehow we didn’t notice “The High,” the new Kelela song contained therein. Today, though, the L.A. singer Kelela — whose own mixtape Cut 4 Me was one of last year’s best — shared the track herself, and the world has now made the collective decision to stop sleeping on it. That’s a good thing because “The High” is an amazing song, a minimal six-minute slow-burn with Kelela’s icy vocals over an insinuating bass-rumble from producer Gifted And Blessed. Listen to it below.
Kelela will play SXSW, and she’s also got shows coming up 4/2 at L.A.’s Echo and 4/3 at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade NYC. Download Cut 4 Me here.