Kelis

Apr
14
New Music: Kelis – ‘Food’ [Album Stream]

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Dig in. On April 22, Kelis will serve up her first album in four years, Food. A week before its release, the singer-turned-Le Cordon Bleu chef has made the album available to stream in its entirety.

The 13 tracks include the singles “Jerk Ribs” and “Rumble,” with food-inspired tracks such as “Cobbler,” “Friday Fish Fry,” and “Biscuits N’ Gravy.”

The follow-up to 2010′s Flesh Tone was produced entirely by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, and explores pain, happiness, and everything in between.

Feast on Kelis’ latest offering below.

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Mar
24
Video: Kelis – ‘Rumble’

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Kelis becomes one with nature in the “Duck Dynasty”-inspired video for “Rumble,” the second video off her upcoming sixth album Food.

Clad in a red leather jacket, camouflage pants, and muck boots, the singer jumps in a lake, literally, and performs the entire song while seated in an upholstered chair. Throughout the three-and-a-half-minute clip, a trumpet player and fishermen row their way into the frame, but Kelis does not flinch.

Produced by Dave Sitek, Food arrives April 22 featuring the single “Jerk Ribs.”

Watch the unconventional clip below.

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Mar
14
Kelis Serves Up Jerk Ribs at SXSW Food Truck

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Kelis brought her musical and culinary talents to SXSW in Austin, Texas. To promote her upcoming album Food, due April 22, the singer-turned-Le Cordon Bleu chef decked out her own food truck and served free gourmet meals on Thursday and Friday.

The saucier, who stars in her own special on the Cooking Channel, prepared a delicious menu of duck confit sliders, shredded beef with wild cherry BBQ sauce, coleslaw, and jerk ribs in honor of her single (Unfortunately, there were no milkshakes to wash it down).

Fans lined up around the block to get a taste of the jerk ribs that according to Kelis, “literally fall off the bone.”

She earned rave reviews for her food. “Honestly, best rib I’ve eaten. Sorry mom,” wrote one happy customer after trying her ribs.

While in Austin, Kelis also performed some of her tasty new cuts at several showcases including NPR Music.

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Mar
2
Kelis Debuts New Material at BBC 6 Music Festival

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Kelis gave her U.K. fans a taste of her first album in four years at the BBC 6 Music Festival at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Saturday.

Beaming in a gold metallic gown, the Harlem diva opened with a cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” and served up her hits including “Milkshake,” “Trick Me,” and “Acapella.”

For the first time, she also performed material off her upcoming album Food including “Jerk Ribs,” “Rumble,” “Friday Fish Fry,” and “Cobbler,” during which she hit a whistle note that would make Mariah proud.

Her sixth album Food, produced entirely by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, arrives April 22 via U.K. indie label Ninja Tune.

Prior to the album’s release, the Le Cordon Bleu chef will appear at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, where she will serve meals out of her own food truck.

Watch Kelis satisfy her hungry fans with new music.

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Feb
18
Video: Kelis – ‘Jerk Ribs’

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Kelis is serving up some fierce fashion in the video for “Jerk Ribs,” the first single off her upcoming album Food. In the colorful clip, the fashionista takes us behind the scenes of her album packaging shoot. She gets glammed up and turns the streets of Mexico into a catwalk as Mister Cartoon photographs her. She also performs at a garden party, where a giraffe roams the property.

“This song is the cornerstone of my album,” Kelis told TIME. “So I wanted the video to look like my life, my love—back to the beginning.”

She is putting the finishing touches on her sixth album Food, due April 22. The 13 tracks were produced entirely by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek.

The Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef also stars in her own Cooking Channel special, “Saucy and Sweet,” premiering February 26 at 8:30 p.m.

Feast your eyes on Kelis’ latest creation.

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Feb
10
New Music: Kelis – ‘Rumble’

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Prior to the release of her album Food, Kelis serves up another tasty appetizer with “Rumble.” Despite its title, the song takes a more understated approach, as a conflicted Kelis sings about a complicated relationship with her lover.

“We have so much history / I hurt you, you hurt me / Now we don’t need therapy / What I need is you to leave,” she coos.

Due April 22, Food also features the single “Jerk Ribs,” with production from Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio.

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Jan
28
Kelis Serves Up ‘Food’ Cover, Tracklisting

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Kelis returns to satisfy her hungry fans with Food, her first album in four years. In advance of its April 22 release date, the singer (and certified chef) serves up the cover and tracklisting via iTunes.

The 13 tracks include food-inspired titles such as “Cobbler,” “Friday Fish Fry,” and “Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy.” The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes along with the lead single “Jerk Ribs.”

The follow-up to 2010′s Flesh Tone will be released on U.K. indie label Ninja Tune. It was produced entirely by Dave Sitek, the founder of rock band TV on the Radio and producer for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Food is described as “a soul record that’s as raw and alternative as it is classic.” The 34-year-old explores pain, happiness, and everything in between, while showcasing her “most frank and vulnerable vocals to date.”

See the tracklisting below.

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