Kelis posted brand new song “Acapella” to her official site today (where you can weigh in with your comments on the song in a Twitter widget). The minimal dance track is produced by knob twiddler du jour, David Guetta.
“I was asked if I would ever put another album out,” Kelis writes on her site. “I suppose people assumed after the baby and divorce and all the time I took off (went to culinary school during my break which was amazing and another conversation) that it would be on to motherhood for me… My album is pretty much done. I signed a new deal and I’m madly in love with life and ready to share something with you.”
And, it turns out, “Acapella” isn’t a bad little tune. In fact, it’s highly reminiscent of Kylie Minogue’s spacy “Light Years,” from her same-titled 2000 album.
Kelis’ 2006 LP Kelis Was Here was a highly underrated—if not slightly all over the place—effort, but she’s always been a tough act to market. Nice to see her getting another shot and branching out even more, musically, after being dropped by Jive.