To be honest I had never heard of R&B artist, Kelela, before the release of her most recent LP, Take Me Apart but I’ve now opened pandora’s box and I am HOOKED.

The cover art for the project, which is a tastefully nude photo of the songstress, could not be a more on point depiction of this 14 track offering – vulnerable, confident, raw and sultry AF.


With tracks like “Blue Light” (my personal favorite) “S.O.S.” “Frontline” and pretty much the entire album, there’s no way you’re not going to fall in love with Kelela.

Blue Light

“I’m begging your pardon
I told myself I needed time
But my discipline is slipping
Head first

‘Cause, baby, with your love around
I could save the world
For better now
I want you where you are right now

I’m on my way right now
Promise I won’t be long
Baby, keep the blue light on
Chains, they come falling down”


“There’s a place you hold I left behind, I’m finished
Since you took your time, you should know why I’m quitting

The secrets I hide, I do nothing
You’ll always deny we’re going in circles
But I’ll override
Could be winter but I burn inside
In the back of my mind, I hear nothing
Keep this feeling alive, I feel nothing now
Then I’m in my ride
Anything I left behind don’t mean nothing now

Couldn’t take it back even though you wish I could
If you think I’m going back, you misunderstood
Cry and talk about it, baby, but it ain’t no use
See you wasn’t lookin’ when I pushed
Hold up, wait, you’re fucking with my groove
Gettin’ on this plane, making moves
Cry and talk about it, baby, but it ain’t no use
I ain’t gonna sit here with your blues”

There’s something so enigmatic yet so desire filled about this album that I honestly just can’t stop listening to it. If you haven’t already, vibe out to Take Me Apart and let me know which songs are your favorite!

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