Cut 4 Me
Kelela Mizanekristos has previously experimented with indie, jazz, and metal while searching for an outlet for her voice. By setting the emotional expressiveness of ’90s R&B to the stark, adventurous sounds of UK bass music, she’s finally found the perfect formula. From the dank grime of “Enemy” to the title track’s snipped dubstep beats, the spaciousness of the music always allows Kelela’s melodic, love-bruised vocal to shine. As a result, Cut 4 Me never loses the biting point between invention and immediacy.