Episode 63: Kelela


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Kelela is a singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. In 2015, she released Hallucinogen, and landed on critics’ lists in the New York Times, Washington Post, Pitchfork, and more. In this episode, Kelela takes apart her song “Rewind.” To make the track, she worked with five different producers, picking and choosing each for what they could best contribute to her overall vision for the song. This interview was recorded live in San Francisco at Fusion’s Real Future Fair.

You can buy “Rewind,” from Kelela’s EP Hallucinogen, on iTunes.

Watch the music video for the song:

For a transcript of this episode, click here.

Kelela was looking for a Miami Bass sound along the lines of “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJs.

The collaborators on “Rewind” were:
Obey City
Girl Unit
Ariel Rechtshaid

Photograph by Mitch Tobias