Kelela Drops New Single ‘LMK’ and Announces Debut Album ‘Take Me Apart’

Kelela has a new anthem for one-night stands.

The Washington, D.C. native has released her sultry new single called “LMK (Let Me Know).”  On the track, Kelela makes it clear that she only wants a hookup and nothing more.

“Let me know / It ain’t that deep by the way / No one’s tryna settle down / All you gotta do is let me know,” she sings.

“LMK” is the first single from Kelela’s debut album, Take Me Apart, which arrives on October 6 on Warp Records. In a statement, Kelela shared the inspiration behind her forthcoming project.

“Despite it being a personal record, the politics of my identity informs how it sounds and how I choose to articulate my vulnerability and strength,” Kelela explained. “I am a black woman, a second-generation Ethiopian-American, who grew up in the ‘burbs listening to R&B, jazz and Björk. All of it comes out in one way or another.”

Take Me Apart will follow her 2015 EP Hallucinogen and her 2013 mixtape Cut 4 Me. 

Stream “LMK” below. Take Me Apart is available for pre-order now on digital retailers.

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Stream Jon Schuyler’s New Project ‘God’s Eye’

Emerging singer Jon Schulyer has released his new project titled God’s Eye. The mellow body of work features 13 tracks with all in-house production by his production team, St. Francis.

Speaking on his project, Schuyler says, “[These are] songs or letters about exes I thought I’d be with forever, but instead they were all experiences threading together, like a God’s Eye, ultimately leading me to the one.”

God’s Eye follows Schulyer’s 2016 project, 199X.

Stream God’s Eye below.

Solange Enlists Kelela, Dev Hynes and more for New Calvin Klein Campaign

Another day, another slay! Solange partners with Calvin Klein to promote their newly launched underwear and denim line, Our Family. #MYCALVINS.

To make the first chapter of its #MYCALVINS campaigns and partnership with Solange a success, the global brand allowed the always stylish musician to handpick fellow musicians to help market the fashionable underwear and jeans.

Artists Kelela, Dev Hynes, Caroline Polachek and Adam Bainbridge of Kindness joined Solange for the monumental photo-shoot captured by photographer, Willy Vanderperre.

According to a press release, “The group is shot together as a ‘chosen’ musical family, illustrating the overarching message of the campaign. The evolved #MYCALVINS concept has family at its center, a display of unity between strong individuals, further emphasized by the symbolism of the traditional American quilt. This campaign captures these bonds and brings to life different ways we can inspire families – both born and made – to connect with one another, and celebrate the things that unite us.”

Solange shared her humble appreciation to Calvin Klein’s Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons on Instagram for “celebrating my musical family, and for capturing us so authentically us.”

Our Family. #MYCALVINS will run from now until spring 2018.

See campaign photos below.

Johnny Gill Readies ‘What Is This’ As Next Single

Let’s be honest, most album eras don’t run more than a year these days. Artists — mainly their labels — typically release three singles and a visual visuals. Johnny Gill is raising the bar, though.

The R&B vet has announced “What Is This” as his fifth single from his 2014 album, Game Changer. The record impacts urban adult contemporary radio today (Nov. 21).

The organ and drummed based track, reminiscent of Al Green’s earlier work, has Gill taking his time in the bedroom with his special lady. “Baby, let’s take our time / Girl, no need to rush, I wanna see everything / Know what I’m getting,” he coos.

Nearly three years since his Game Changer release, the “My, My, My” singer has seen urban AC radio success for four singles including its lead “Behind Closed Doors,” and his Jaheim-assisted single, “5000 Miles.”

Listen to “What Is This” right now.