Kelis “Rumble”

kelis-rumbleIt’s been a few years since we’ve heard much from Kelis and in that time the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter has added “certified chef” to her resume. With a sauce line and a cookbook, it’s no surprise that her upcoming album is named Food. “Rumble” is a deliciously soulful single with a refreshing rawness to it. Produced by Dave Sitek, the song is a departure for Kelis, skirting the line between a darker, more mature tone and a throwback 1990s R&B vibe. It isn’t a thrilling song and doesn’t take too many risks, plus it could certainly give Kelis more opportunities to show her vocal range, but ultimately its a satisfying palate cleanser for her first album in years.