We've missed Kelis. Queen of "Bossy" and "Milkshake" had a no-nonsense quirky-sexy vibe that set her apart from her contemporaries. She maintained a round-the-way-girl aura even at her most glamourous. Where's she been? After training as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu for the last several years, Kelis released her signature sauce line, Feast last November. This tune, "Jerk Ribs" comes off her upcoming LP Food, a sonic convergence of her two loves--food and music.
Still from "Jerk Ribs" by Kelis, in floral print (what else?)
Produced by TV On the Radio’s Dave Sitek, "Jerk Ribs," is a funky ditty, with a strong horn section that carries the tune. The video itself is a series of photo shoots in a variety of vivid locations--Mexico, a sunset beach, a garden party, with her band--and alludes to the winding and adventurous path Kelis has taken to get here.
Here's the video: