We know it's only February, but Kelela has released one of the year's best albums.
On Friday, the singer's new album Raven arrived in full on Warp Records. And it's stunning. We can't stop listening. It's such a personal, resilient record, one of emerging from sorrow and darkness, but coming out on the other side.
Kelela took to social media earlier this week ahead of the album's release. "Only two more days til I drop this labor of love," she said of her sophomore LP.
In addition to the new music, Kelela has a tour starting next month in Atlanta, and she performs on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night (Feb. 10).
(Updated with video of Tonight Show performance)
Kelela’s live schedule:
Mar 16 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Mar 17 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Mar 18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Mar 23 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Mar 24 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Apr 01 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda
April 07 - London, UK - Outernet
April 08 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon
April 11 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys