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Kelela Covered Sade's 'Like a Tattoo' and It's the Smoothest Thing We've Heard All Week

Kelela dropped by BBC 1 Radio last night for an incredibly stripped-down set.

Kelela is having a moment.

The Ethiopian-American singer dropped her much-anticipated album Take Me Apart last week, and she's the current Fader cover star. In her cover story, the singer spoke candidly about how black artists aren't afforded the same space to fail as their white counterparts—as you can see, this woman speaks the truth.

Last night the artists made an appearance on BBC Radio 1's "Piano Sessions," where she delivered a sultry cover of Sade's 1992 song "Like a Tattoo" from her acclaimed album Love Deluxe. Kelela certainly does the track justice.

Watch her performance below, and check out our full Take Me Apart album review.


The 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Fireboy DML, Juls, Adekunle Gold and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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