Kelis Announces New Album ‘Food’ Produced By Dave Sitek, Signs With Ninja Tune

Sam Lansky | December 11, 2013 11:10 am

After her milkshake brought all the boys to the yard, Kelis is prepping a proper feast with her next LP Food. Now signed to UK indie label Ninja Tune, the R&B innovator will release her album on April 28; production comes courtesy of TV On The Radio songsmith Dave Sitek, who has also worked with Oh Land and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

A lengthy press release accompanying the announcement has a lot to say about Food, which is described as “a soul record that’s as raw and alternative as it is classic.” Sounds delicious. 

There’s also this quote, which sounds pretty exciting (to the extent that any of us want to trust a press release):

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.

It was previously announced that Food would drop via Sitek’s Federal Prism imprint; no word yet on whether “Jerk Ribs,” which was unveiled earlier this year, will make the cut on the LP. But just for posterity, let’s listen to it below.

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