It was only a month ago that Kelela released her critically-acclaimed debut album, Take Me Apart. The Washington-born singer is keeping her name in the spotlight, today, dropping the Helmi-directed visuals for ‘Blue Light,’ an alien-like dose of SFX, showcasing her ever-present and often borderline unsettling sensuality. An infusion of contemporary R&B and electronic music, previous single ‘LMK’ penetrated the Billboard charts, receiving over a million views on Youtube.
In the video for ‘Blue Light’, the camera starts with a close-up of Kelela’s face, revealing a soft natural glow and a hint of thick white highlight on her bottom lids. As the video progresses, the lense widens revealing a turquoise backdrop and creating an icy silhouette. Kelela’s long locks make a feature too, a long faux lock spiralled around her arm while she sings about having self-control with love. She sings, “although I’ve hardened/ Darling, my guard is down/ When I know you’re around/ Only one that fits the crown/ When I need love I run to you.” It’s the latest taster of the visual aspect of Kelela’s latest album, with the singer set to reveal her new short film ALL IT TOOK at the New Museum in New York on November 12th. Watch the video for ‘Blue Light’ below.