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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Kali Uchis Releases New Single ‘After the Storm’

Kali Uchis New Single

Kali Uchis has just released her new single “After the Storm.”

On the soulful single, which features rapper Tyler, The Creator and funk legend Bootsy Collins, Uchis expresses hope for a better tomorrow, and suggest other do the same.

The sun’ll come out / Nothing good ever comes easy / I know times are rough / But winners don’t quit / So don’t you give up / The sun’ll come out / But we’ve been struggling endless days / Someday we’ll find the love / ‘Cause after the storm’s / When the flowers bloom,” she sings.

The BADBADNOTGOOD-produced single is the third offering from Uchis’ upcoming debut album Fool’s Paradise, which is slated for a Spring releases. Previously released singles include Nuestro Planeta featuring Reykon and the sensual summer stunner “Tyrant,” which features British R&B singer Jorja Smith.

You can catch Kali Uchis as a featured act alongside Jhené Aiko on Lana Del Rey’s LA to the Moon Tour, which runs through mid February. You can purchase tickets here.

Stream “After The Storm” featuring Tyler, The Creator and Bootsy Collins below.

Justine Skye Takes Us to ‘Heaven’ on New Song

Justine Skye is keeping the train moving with the release of her new song “Heaven.”

On the Charles Henshaw and Fred Ball-penned track, the 22-year-old songstress has finally met someone that has changed her life for the better.

“You got me feeling like I’m finally here / But it’s no wonder you gon’ leave me hurt / ‘Cause you make me feel like heaven all the time / All the time, all the time, all the time, yeah/I always feel like I’m forsaken / With you I feel saved, yeah / My heart has always hit the pavement / I’ve never been a saint but maybe that’ll change,” she sings.

“Heaven” is the fifth track release ahead of Skye’s debut album Ultraviolet, which is due January 19. Other single releases include “U Don’t Know” featuring WizKid, “Back For More” featuring Jeremih, “Don’t Think About It” and “Goodlove.”

Stream “Heaven” below.

Mary J. Blige Releases New Uplifting Track ‘Bounce Back’

In celebration of her 47th birthday (Jan. 11), Mary J. Blige released a brand new track titled “Bounce Back.” On the uplifting track, Blige sings about how she pulls through during the difficult times in her life.

“What I been through (yeah) / All I the suffering and the fighting but I still pull through (yeah) / Still we rise and we fall every time,” Blige sings. “You I know I always bounce back / Never turn back / Love is like that,” she continues.

“Bounce Back” appears to be a treat to Blige’s fans. The song is currently only available to stream on Soundcloud.

This is been an eventful week for Blige. On her birthday, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I’m so grateful for this star right now because I’ve earned it probably three times,” she said. “I say that with confidence and not arrogance. I say it because I know that now, and I know my worth, and what this means.”

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