After being absent for four years, Kelela is back on our playlists. “Washed Away,” her most recent tune, is all about the atmosphere. It’s her first original music since Take Me a Part, the Remixes from last year. The D.C. “Riding out on metal seas,” a local sings about being far away. Ethiopia was the location for the song’s music video.
The mist, the light, the dust that settles, the night
The hope, the longing, fade away, blurry-eyed
Riding out on metal waves
Moving on, a change of pace
And I’m far away