Los Angeles-based alt. R&B singer-songwriter Kelela partnered with i-D to premiere the official music video for “A Message.”
Produced by Arca the haunting track will appear on Kelela’s forthcoming Hallucinogen EP, out May 5th.
In the Daniel Sannwald-directed clip, Kelela cuts her waist-length dread-locs before engaging in war with herself as an anime character designed by Yusuke Kozaki.
Animation for the visual was done by Tetsuya Tatamitani, Misa Koyasu, Yasumi Ogura, Rapparu , and Masanobu Hiraoka .
The video’s debut coincides with the release of Deluxe Edition of Kelala’s brilliant 2013 mixtape Cut 4 Me at bleep.com .
She has also announced European tour dates for May 2015. See below.
UK/Euro May 2015 Tour Dates
5/14 – Brighton, United Kingdom @ The Great Escape Festival
5/15 – Lyon, France @ Nuits sonores
5/16 – Rome, Italy @ Spring Attitude Festival
5/18 – Helsinki, Finland @ Kuudes Linja
519 – Prague, Czech Republic @ MeetFactory
5/20 – Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture
5/22 – Paris, France @ Point Éphémère Tickets: bit.ly/kelelaparis
5/24 – Bristol, United Kingdom @ Love Saves The Day
5/26 – London, United Kingdom @ XOYO Tickets: bit.ly/kelelaxoyo
5/28 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival
5/30 – Dublin, Ireland @ Forbidden Fruit Festival
5/31 – Berlin, Germany @ Berlin Festival