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Kelela @ The Independent 

Wednesday, Dec 9 2015
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As far as I'm concerned, Oct. 1 should be declared a holiday. Why? Because that's the day that R&B crooner Kelela released her first mixtape, Cut 4 Me, in 2013. And boy, what a gift that was. The 22-track album is a menagerie of shadowy slow jams, low-fi distortions, and vaguely '90s-esque slaps, replete with the D.C. native's whispery, high-pitched vocals and introspective, lovelorn lyrics. Seriously, if you haven't heard her music, go listen to "Send Me Out," "Do It Again," or "Bank Head," to name a few of the best tracks on that album. Or check out her recent stuff, like "Rewind" or "A Message," from this year's EP Hallucinogen. Really, you can't go wrong with a Kelela track because, yes, she's that good. So, what are you waiting for? Put down this paper and go grab your headphones.

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