Joining forces with British producer—and founder of the record label Night Slugs—Bok Bok, Los Angeles-based singer Kelela again mesmerizes with her stunning vocals (which are reminiscent of a young Janet Jackson) on “Melba’s Call.” The song plays off moments of silence almost as much as it does its minimal, at times spacey, beats. It’s a track that ebbs and flows in a surprising way (without jarring), even after several listens. It looks like Kelela abandoning her degree in sociology and international relations at American University, to pursue a future in music, wasn’t entirely a gamble after all.
Bok Bok feat. Kelela: Melba’s Call