2LP transparent vinyl in paper inners and printed gatefold sleeve, 8 page lyric booklet (7" folded size) and 6 panel fold out poster (12” folded size) and download card insert
With great anticipation, Kelela's debut album emerges as an epic portrait of an artist spanning the
past and future of R&B. In her hands, however, the genre knows no boundaries and so Take Me
Apart exists as an absolutely singular and fearless addition to a canon of recent classics. From her
very earliest work, honesty and vulnerability have been cornerstones of Kelela's art - even when
clad in the armor of the avant-garde electronics she so deftly inhabits - and Take Me Apart sees her
double down on both the emotional intensity and resonance of her message as well as the sonic
seeking she is renowned for.
On 2015's acclaimed Hallucinogen EP, Kelela swept listeners along in the rush of ecstasy and the
melancholic vapor trail of a hopeful, but ultimately doomed liaison. Hallucinogen would prove to be
a turning point, and The New York Times would name it's single, "Rewind", one of the "25 Songs
That Tell Us Where Music Is Going". The EP's oversized impact would ignite a period of kinetic
worldwide live shows culminating in Kelela crisscrossing the globe on tour with The xx. In parallel
with this, 2016 and early 2017 would see Kelela grace a handful of crucial records as a feature
vocalist - from longtime ally Solange's majestic A Seat At The Table , to Danny Brown's immense
Atrocity Exhibition and most recently, the star-studded Humanz from Gorillaz.