"Jerk Ribs"

kelis

The first track from the adventurous R&B singer's new album (which was produced by TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek) is a diagonal banger with a fired-up Afro-funk groove and a gliding vocal about the power of music. After the Euro-trounce of her last LP, it feels like a rebirth.

From The Archives Issue 1183: May 23, 2013