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Watch Kelela Serve All Kinds of Looks In Her New Music Video

Watch the sultry new music video for Kelela's "LMK."

Ethiopian-American singer, Kelela  is insanely fierce in the sultry new music video for her new single "LMK."


The energetic video begins with the singer offering chic, "90s it-girl" looks as she enters a packed club in a shiny blonde wig and statement frames. The singer dons fiery red tresses for a dance number in a flashing hallway, before switching back to her signature locs during an all-white party. The singer gives us major hair and style inspiration in just under four minutes.

The song sees Kelela asking for transparency in a relationship atop synth-filled, dance production.

"The song is directed at a man who's being weird instead of being honest," she told the Fader.  "Does casual have to be careless? Is wifey the only woman who deserves your respect, and why do you think I want more when I demand it? These are my questions."

"LMK" is the first single, off the singer's upcoming debut album, which is due out October 6.

Watch the video below.

 

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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