After a lengthy spell away from the spotlight, eclectic songbird Kelis is back with a new album and record deal.
Details after the jump…
Three years have passed since the singer released last effort ‘Fleshtone’, an EDM flavoured set which was showered with critical acclaim.
Fast forward to today and the 34-year-old has revealed the title of its follow-up – ‘Food’.
In a press released issued just moments ago, it was announced that the LP, which arrives on April 28th 2014, will be released on boutique indie label Ninja Tune.
Though a London based imprint, the deal is for a worldwide release.
Little else was divulged about the set beyond the fact that it is entirely produced by Dave Sitek (founder of TV On The Radio and producer for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars and Foals amongst others).
Sonically, the album is billed as a “homecoming for Kelis: a soul record that’s as raw and alternative as it is classic. Ninja Tune were blown away by the record, and leapt at the chance to work with a legend that’s always had a forward-thinking sound and oozed style.
‘Food’ is a startling combination of Kelis’ most frank and vulnerable vocals to date, and Sitek’s inimitable sonic imprint. Littered with transcendent, Spector-esque lift, warm bottom ends and vast depth, the music is the perfect backdrop for Kelis’ unique voice. The latter has only improved with time and experience, and the album candidly explores pain, happiness and everything in between.”
On signing with Ninja Tune for the project, the ‘Milkshake’ maestra said
“I’m really happy to be partnering with Ninja Tune on my new record. This is the album I’ve wanted to make for a long time and I want the team around me to be as excited and energetic about it as I am. I’m also very happy to be working with some of the most creative people in the industry.”
Yes, yes, and yes!
Kelis boasts one of the most underrated catalogues in the industry; as such, in being one of those that ever-appreciate her contributions, we’re elated at the news that new material is on the horizon.
Our plates are ready!