[Video] Kelela – A Message

This video is a lot of things; sexy, artsy, brave, sad, and then toward the end, psychedelic anime. It has a lot of facets! What stands out to me is that she cuts her dreads halfway through the video. If you’ve ever spent any amount of time growing a hair style, you know that’s not something you can just do on a whim. That’s artistic sacrifice! You only get one take!

What a song, too. Co-written by Arca, “A Message” is full of intimate pain and sensual regret. It’s lovely, and it hurts, and it’s the best feeling in the world.

Her upcoming EP, Hallucinogen, is out May 5.

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