Thursday, February 20, 2014

Jerk Ribs - Kelis

Song: Jerk Ribs
Artist: Kelis
Album: Food

The always quality-consistant, but unpredictable Kelis is returning with her sixth studio album Food in late April.  The album has been completely produced by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio who co-wrote every track on the album (save for one) with Kelis and Todd Simon.  First single "Jerk Ribs" is a funky, soulful, groovy little track that shows quite the departure from her last effort, 2010's dance-heavy Flesh Tone... which I loved.

The album is apparently a throwback to vintage soul and gospel-like organs paired with modern electronic flourishes for "a sound that's rootsy without ever being self-consciously retro," says producer Sitek.  Upcoming second single "Rumble" best highlights this sound with jazzy horns and Kelis' powerful delivery.

While I would have been plenty happy with a Flesh Tone pt. 2, that's not the type of artist Kelis is.  She's arguably never made the same record twice, setting her apart from many of her contemporaries.


Jerk Ribs

Video here.


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