Food
by Kelis

— Released 21st April 2014

Kelis describes her sixth album as “a kind of unspoken lovefest”, involving two unlikely partners.

On the one hand, there is Kelis Rogers, who first came to prominence singing the hook of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s 1999 hit "Got Your Money". This was the visually and sonically compelling 20 year-old whose debut album Kaleidoscope helped usher in the wave of sharp, thrillingly futuristic R&B that dominated the charts in the early Noughties, as exemplified ...

Kelis describes her sixth album as “a kind of unspoken lovefest”, involving two unlikely partners.

On the one hand, there is Kelis Rogers, who first came to prominence singing the hook of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s 1999 hit "Got Your Money". This was the visually and sonically compelling 20 year-old whose debut album Kaleidoscope helped usher in the wave of sharp, thrillingly futuristic R&B that dominated the charts in the early Noughties, as exemplified by her global hit, "Milkshake".

On the other there is Dave Sitek, guitarist in acclaimed Brooklyn experimentalists TV On The Radio and producer to a certain kind of smart, indie band (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals and Liars to name a few). 

Food is a startling combination of Kelis’ most frank and vulnerable vocals to date, and Sitek's inimitable sonic imprint. Littered with transcendent, Spector-esque lift, warm bottom ends and vast depth, the music is the perfect backdrop for Kelis’ unique voice. The latter has only improved with time and experience, and the album candidly explores pain, happiness and everything in between.

Recorded at Sitek’s house in LA (and entirely produced by him), Kelis’ new album, Food, mints a sound that’s rootsy without ever being self-consciously retro, that pitches live horns and gospel organ against electronics, that for all its classic soul and funk influences, couldn’t have been made any time but now. 

Food
by Kelis

— Released 21st April 2014

Buy physical

CD (ZENCD205)
£8.00
 
CD (BRC-411)

Japanese Edition CD

£9.00
 
2xCD (ZENCD205ADD)

CD + Bonus Remix CD

 
2xLP (ZEN205)

*2x12", 180g gatefold vinyl with a full colour spine and printed inner sleeves. Includes download code*

£17.00
 

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MP3 (ZENDNL205R)
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Buy physical

Buy digital

CD (ZENCD205)
£8.00
MP3 (ZENDNL205R)
£5.00
CD (BRC-411)

Japanese Edition CD

£9.00
16-bit WAV (ZENDNL205RW)
£7.00
2xCD (ZENCD205ADD)

CD + Bonus Remix CD

2xLP (ZEN205)

*2x12", 180g gatefold vinyl with a full colour spine and printed inner sleeves. Includes download code*

£17.00

Tracklist

  • CD
  • Japanese Edition CD
  • CD + Bonus Remix CD
  • 2xLP
  • MP3
  • 16-bit WAV
  1. 1
    Breakfast
  2. 2
    Jerk Ribs
  3. 3
    Forever Be
  4. 4
    Floyd
  5. 5
    Runnin'
  6. 6
    Hooch
  7. 7
    Cobbler
  8. 8
    Bless the Telephone
  9. 9
    Friday Fish Fry
  10. 10
    Change
  11. 11
    Rumble
  12. 12
    Biscuits n' Gravy
  13. 13
    Dreamer
  14.  
    Play All (13)
  1. 1
    Breakfast
  2. 2
    Jerk Ribs
  3. 3
    Forever Be
  4. 4
    Floyd
  5. 5
    Runnin'
  6. 6
    Hooch
  7. 7
    Cobbler
  8. 8
    Bless the Telephone
  9. 9
    Friday Fish Fry
  10. 10
    Change
  11. 11
    Rumble
  12. 12
    Biscuits n' Gravy
  13. 13
    Dreamer
  14. 14
    Rumble  (Breach Remix)
  15.  
    Play All (14)
  1. 1
    Breakfast
  2. 2
    Jerk Ribs
  3. 3
    Forever Be
  4. 4
    Jerk Ribs  (Ben Pearce Extended Version)
  5. 5
    Floyd
  6. 6
    Runnin'
  7. 7
    Hooch
  8. 8
    Cobbler
  9. 9
    Bless the Telephone
  10. 10
    Friday Fish Fry
  11. 11
    Change
  12. 12
    Rumble
  13. 13
    Biscuits n' Gravy
  14. 14
    Dreamer
  15. 15
    Jerk Ribs  (Mount Kimbie Remix)
  16. 16
    Rumble  (Breach Remix)
  17. 17
    Runnin'  (Machinedrum Remix)
  18. 18
    Jerk Ribs  (Ben Pearce Extended Version)
  19. 19
    Jerk Ribs  (Beatnik Remix)
  20. 20
    Rumble  (Breach Extended Dub)
  21. 21
    Jerk Ribs  (Will Saul & Komon Remix)
  22. 22
    Rumble  (Actress Sixinium Bootleg Mix)
  23.  
    Play All (22)
  1. 1
    Breakfast
  2. 2
    Jerk Ribs
  3. 3
    Forever Be
  4. 4
    Floyd
  5. 5
    Runnin'
  6. 6
    Hooch
  7. 7
    Cobbler
  8. 8
    Bless the Telephone
  9. 9
    Friday Fish Fry
  10. 10
    Change
  11. 11
    Rumble
  12. 12
    Biscuits n' Gravy
  13. 13
    Dreamer
  14.  
    Play All (13)
  1. 1
    Breakfast
  2. 2
    Jerk Ribs
  3. 3
    Forever Be
  4. 4
    Floyd
  5. 5
    Runnin'
  6. 6
    Hooch
  7. 7
    Cobbler
  8. 8
    Bless the Telephone
  9. 9
    Friday Fish Fry
  10. 10
    Change
  11. 11
    Rumble
  12. 12
    Biscuits n' Gravy
  13. 13
    Dreamer
  14.  
    Play All (13)
  1. 1
    Breakfast
  2. 2
    Jerk Ribs
  3. 3
    Forever Be
  4. 4
    Floyd
  5. 5
    Runnin'
  6. 6
    Hooch
  7. 7
    Cobbler
  8. 8
    Bless the Telephone
  9. 9
    Friday Fish Fry
  10. 10
    Change
  11. 11
    Rumble
  12. 12
    Biscuits n' Gravy
  13. 13
    Dreamer
  14.  
    Play All (13)

Kelis describes her sixth album as “a kind of unspoken lovefest”, involving two unlikely partners.

On the one hand, there is Kelis Rogers, who first came to prominence singing the hook of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s 1999 hit "Got Your Money". This was the visually and sonically compelling 20 year-old whose debut alb...

Kelis describes her sixth album as “a kind of unspoken lovefest”, involving two unlikely partners.

On the one hand, there is Kelis Rogers, who first came to prominence singing the hook of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s 1999 hit "Got Your Money". This was the visually and sonically compelling 20 year-old whose debut album Kaleidoscope helped usher in the wave of sharp, thrillingly futuristic R&B that dominated the charts in the early Noughties, as exemplified by her global hit, "Milkshake".

On the other there is Dave Sitek, guitarist in acclaimed Brooklyn experimentalists TV On The Radio and producer to a certain kind of smart, indie band (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals and Liars to name a few). 

Food is a startling combination of Kelis’ most frank and vulnerable vocals to date, and Sitek's inimitable sonic imprint. Littered with transcendent, Spector-esque lift, warm bottom ends and vast depth, the music is the perfect backdrop for Kelis’ unique voice. The latter has only improved with time and experience, and the album candidly explores pain, happiness and everything in between.

Recorded at Sitek’s house in LA (and entirely produced by him), Kelis’ new album, Food, mints a sound that’s rootsy without ever being self-consciously retro, that pitches live horns and gospel organ against electronics, that for all its classic soul and funk influences, couldn’t have been made any time but now.