Boomkat Product Review:
Five years since the iconic "Take Me Apart", Kelela returns with her most ethereal drop to date - a neo-Drexciya/Other People Place beatless diva soul devotional that sizzles with elegance.
Preceded by the oddest Warp PR campaign since BoC 12"s started appearing in random record stores, Kelela's long-awaited new single is finally here. Backed by waterlogged pads that may as well have been snipped from James Stinson's legendary "Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe", 'Washed Away' is nostalgic and future-facing all at once, adorning sci-fi melancholia with Kelela's crisp, sensuous vocal - for our money her most affecting since 'All The Way Down'.
But it's the final few seconds that have our heart pierced: that sultry burn of tense electro theatrics teasing a conclusion that never comes. Completely submerged in emotion and perfectly poised to have us all gnashing and delirious in time for the new album, there couldn't be a better teaser.