Notorious for coloring outside of the lines, Kelis is back to her old sound-shifting tricks as she sneaks into this week with "Call On Me".
Those hoping for Flesh Tone Round 2 might be sorely disappointed as instead of palpitating sweat-out-your-perm-and-deodorant beats snatch n' grab horns that are cushioned in a chugging Afrobeat-inspired rhythm occupy this transcending number. Personally, I love it. Love, love, love it and as Kelis proclaims in her raspy tone: it does 'feel like it should'. Looking forward, Kelis has now set her roots down on TV On The Radio's David Sitek's label, and is prepping to release not one, but two albums this year, you know, just because she likes showing off like that. Still if "Call On Me" is an indicator on the newest chapter Kelis is scribbling out...consider my interest further piqued.
[Edit 4/24: Kelis' "Call On Me" has been re-titled "Jerk Ribs"...because...well...because Kelis is hungry. I dunno. Still the song kicks.]