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