Food, Kelis’s sixth album, released in April, was a kind of catharsis for the r&b singer. After being unceremoniously dropped by Jive Records following the underappreciated Kelis Was Here in 2008, she took solace, as many of us do, in cooking comfort food. “It feels just like it should,” she sings over the finger-lickin’ bass lines of “Jerk Chicken.” Indeed, her versatile voice, weathered by a hard slog through the music industry, sounds just like it should over soulful production courtesy of resident super-producer Dave Sitek of TV On the Radio. Grab a bite and see her tonight.
Fri., June 13, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 11, 2014