After several years of releasing projects, including 2015’s Hallucinogen EP, Washington D.C. singer Kelela has finally offered up her debut album, Take Me Apart.
Consisting of 14 tracks, the project is one that Kelela has been working on for about six years.
“I feel really good about it,” Kelela said during an interview with The Fader. “It’s the truth about who I am and how I see the world on some level.”
Prior to Friday’s (October 6) release, Kelela dropped a series of singles, including “Frontline,” which was featured on the HBO series Insecure.
The album has been met with swift praise on social media.
wow this Kelela record has me wanting to love on, scream at, leave and get back together with the man I don’t have
— THE HOOD ORACLE (@MADBLACKTHOT) October 6, 2017
2017: hey we have another devastating album abt men you never rly had down here, it’s called kelela’s take me apart
— Isabelia Herrera (@jabladoraaa) October 6, 2017
Okay. I’ve given Take Me Apart 3 listens. here’s my take: KELELA IS A FLAWLESS BEING AND WE !! DO!! NOT!! DESERVE pic.twitter.com/eQWoB43kri
— Samra (@heysamra) October 6, 2017