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Pitchfork Music Festival: Kelela Is The Future

2018 was the year that Pitchfork quietly became a leftfield R&B festival. It's not just that; there will always be room for plenty of indie…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2018 - 1:10 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There's a long history of great music-video directors -- David Fincher, Spike Jonze, one-movie wonder Hype Williams -- becoming great film auteurs. Hiro Murai hasn't…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2018 - 2:08 pm

2017 In Review

The 10 Best Covers Of 2017

Now that the year's over, it's time to go over a list of the 10 best covers to emerge from the various corners of the…
Nate Patrin | December 28, 2017 - 11:56 am

More Kelela stories

Kindness – “Lost Without” (Feat. Seinabo Sey)

It's been about five years since Otherness, the last album from Kindness. In the past few years, the disco-pop auteur has been working with other…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2019 - 10:20 am

Kelela – “Waitin (Kaytranada Remix)”

One year ago, the futuristic, experimental R&B singer Kelela released her official debut album Take Me Apart. And next week, to mark the anniversary, she's…
Peter Helman | September 26, 2018 - 12:06 pm

Kelela – “LMK (Remix)” (Feat. Princess Nokia, Junglepussy, & CupcakKe)

Last year, Kelela released "LMK," the lead single from her lauded album Take Me Apart. The debut landed both Album Of The Week and a…
Gil Green | September 12, 2018 - 12:25 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There's a long history of great music-video directors -- David Fincher, Spike Jonze, one-movie wonder Hype Williams -- becoming great film auteurs. Hiro Murai hasn't…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2018 - 2:08 pm

Kelela – “Frontline” Video

Kelela is an R&B singer in the truest sense of the word, and all of her music fits squarely within the genre. But she always…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2018 - 9:57 am

2017 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

In this space in past years, I've usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It's a variation of the auteur theory, as…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2017 - 11:23 am

2017 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2017

If you've been reading Stereogum for long enough, you may have noticed something about your Stereogum staffers: We don't agree on shit. We argue constantly,…
Stereogum | December 11, 2017 - 11:49 am

2017 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

We made it! Well, we mostly made it. The world could well end in the next 25 days. But we've made it through 11 months…
Stereogum | December 5, 2017 - 11:00 am

Solange Recruits Kelela, Dev Hynes, & More For Calvin Klein Ads

Solange has partnered with Calvin Klein for a new advertising campaign. She recruited a cast of fellow musicians for a photo shoot that includes Dev…
James Rettig | November 20, 2017 - 12:51 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Thor: Ragnarok has two different battle scenes set to Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," and if I could put both of them on this list, I…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2017 - 5:29 pm

Kelela – “Blue Light” Video

The adventurous R&B singer Kelela released her stunning album Take Me Apart last month, and now she's followed up her "LMK" video with a new…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2017 - 9:53 am

Watch Kelela Cover Sade’s “Like A Tattoo” In The BBC Live Lounge

The great Los Angeles R&B singer Kelela is known for singing over head-spinning, futuristic beats. But as she shows on her stunning new album Take
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2017 - 4:34 pm

Watch Kelela’s Gorgeous “LMK” Performance On Jools Holland

Last week, the adventurous, avant-garde R&B singer Kelela released the absolutely stunning album Take Me Apart. And like St. Vincent and Beck, she was a…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2017 - 10:53 am
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