Kelela will be releasing an EP on 5th May called Hallucinogen. Amongst other things it features an Arca-co-produced track called 'A Message', a shuffling and otherworldly swamp of electronica and the housing for Kelela's own spiralling, mind-assuaging vocals.

Speaking about the track, Kelela said this:

"'A Message' is one of the demos that came from those sessions and it speaks to the despair that I was experiencing at the time. The initial version of the song spilled out of us in about 25 minutes. Since then, it's been like a sculpture that I've come to and refined over time, adding a lyric here, refining a melody there, adding a bridge, etc. It's a process that is now finally complete with its release and I'm so happy that I finally get to share it with all of you."

You can watch a rather incredible half-animated video for the song below. Find the tracklist for the EP, as well as some tour dates, at the end of this post.

  • Hallucinogen EP tracklist:
  • 1. A Message
  • 2. Gomenasai
  • 3. Swoop
  • 4. All The Way Down
  • 5. Hallucinogen
  • 6. The High

  • Kelela tour dates:
  • 5/14 – Brighton, United Kingdom @ Great Escape
  • 5/15 – Lyon, France @ Nuits Sonores
  • 5/16 – Rome, Italy @ Spring Attitude
  • 5/18 – Helsinki, Finland @ Keedes Linja
  • 5/19 – Prague, Czech Republic @ MeetFactory
  • 5/20 – Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Kino Siska
  • 5/22 – Paris, France @ Point FMR
  • 5/24 – Bristol, United Kingdom @ Love Saves The Day
  • 5/26 – London, United Kingdom @ XOYO
  • 5/28 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound (Vice Stage)
  • 5/30 – Dublin, Ireland @ Forbidden Fruit
  • 5/31 – Berlin, Germany @ Berlin Festival at Glashaus