With [article id="1634529"]"Acapella," the first single[/article] from [artist id="509603"]Kelis[/artist]' forthcoming Flesh Tone album, already topping the Billboard dance chart, the singer now has a video to accompany her successful collaboration with [artist id="1243216"]David Guetta[/artist].
Just last week, the singer told MTV News how great the song's reception has been and that her son, with rapper Nas, was the main influence for the song. The "Acapella" video, which premiered on Kelis' Web site on Monday, has an abstract fashion-magazine-shoot feel that matches the dreamlike tone of the club hit. It should come as no surprise, then, that the video was directed by fashion photographers Rankin and Chris Cottam.
"It's very 'last woman standing,' " Kelis said. "It's like the end-of-the-world child type thing. It's got all these ethnic influences in it. There is a Native American element to it and an African element to it and an Asian element to it. It's really tribal and kind of surreal at the same time."
Flesh Tone is set for summer release with production by Free School, Boys Noize, Burnz, DJ Ammo, Benny Benassi and Will.I.Am, but fans won't have to wait till then for more Kelis music. The singer plans to release Acapella: The Remixes -- an EP with new mixes by a collection of dance-music hitmakers, including Benassi and Guetta -- digitally on April 6. The singer performed [article id="1634874"]Benassi's "Acapella" remix[/article] live for the first time Saturday at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
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