Kelela is a gorgeous (just naturally GORGEOUS) R&B/dance singer from Maryland. She came into her own voice while singing in bars up and down DC’s popular cultural strip, U Street, and eventually quit school at American University in her last semester to move to LA and focus on her music career. Let’s just say…the girl is passionate about her craft.
Now 30, two of Kelela’s songs from her debut mixtape, Cut 4 Me, have been included on Solange’s Saint Heron compilation album. Critics have said the same things about Kelela’s new music: it actually sounds new. It’s a new sound, Kelela’s a new voice, and even without a ton of performances to her credit, Kelela’s mixtape has already gotten a lot of buzz.
I just love learning about creatives who leave it all behind to pursue their true passions. I’m just discovering Kelela myself, and now I can’t wait to listen to her mixtape.