NEW MUSIC FRIDAY LISTENING SERIES FT. KELELA "TAKE ME APART"
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 6:30 PM // SHOW: 7:00 PM
#NEWMUSICFRIDAY HAPPY HOUR LISTENING SERIES
2477 18th STREET NW (UPSTAIRS)
Looking for something a little different from the typical Friday happy hour? Join us in the Music House for #NewMusicFriday to celebrate the week's best new music and vinyl releases. We spin the albums for your enjoyment + happy hour specials + giveaways & more!
This week we feature debut Kelela album "Take Me Apart" out on Warp Records!
About the new album The New York Times writes:
“Take Me Apart,” the title song from Kelela’s debut album, is a spiraling, labyrinthine seduction. “You don’t know my bed/well tonight you might find out,” she sings quietly. Within moments a muffled beat has quickened into a thudding double time pulse as she commands “Take me apart.” She backs off, “afraid of fallin’,” only to get swept up again. There’s a swerve, abetted by a jazzy close-harmony choir of Kelelas, as she notes she’s been up late writing a song, then gives a mandate — “Don’t say you’re in love/Until you learn to take me apart” — on the way to another burst of double time and a dreamy, satisfied coda.
Desire and distance, heat and cool course through Kelela’s album. It’s a digital phantasm, a matrix of synthetic sounds enfolding countless tracks of Kelela’s vocals. Yet for all its electronic metamorphoses, the goal it achieves is intimacy, as Kelela whispers and coos about all the shifting modalities of getting close to someone. She makes sure that virtuality leads back to physicality.