Singer/songwriter Kelela has released a new single and visual titled “Washed Away,” her first new music following a five-year hiatus. visual. Filmed i Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression, the Yasser Abubeker-directed visual conveys the ethereal, almost spiritual mood of the track.
In press about the single, Kelela said, “I love a banger, but for the first point of contact out of my hiatus, it felt more honest to lead with an ambient heart-check.” Weighing in on the song’s message, she added, “Specifically want to speak to marginalized Black folk and highlight the work we do to find renewal in a world that’s built to make us feel inadequate. This song is the soundtrack to the relief we find after going inward.”
Enjoy a look at Kelela’s ” Washed Away” below.