Kelela's first studio album is here, and it's nothing less than amazing. As a fairly newer artist, Kelela has made a pretty good name for herself. But, as a black woman, the journey still comes with daily struggles of her trying to prove herself in the music industry. Take Me Apart was a project Kelela finally did the way she wanted. Her previous works 'Cut For Me' and 'Hallucinogen' were actually done with the pressure of people saying she would be irrelevant if she did not release anything soon. Kelela's fan base isn't that large but the devotion and intimacy she has on that group is incredible. In an interview with Billboard, Kelela notes that as a black woman she's often challenged on her visions and if other people --typically white men-- will accept what she's doing. Sometimes the solutions aren't always there, but getting to be around some of your black friends who are artists and say, “That shit’s crazy, right? Are you experiencing this? Is it just me? Am I crazy?” helps so much and keeps you sane. Being able to at least resonate with someone going through the same thing does a lot. Take Me Apart is Kelela being vulnerable in a world that isn't nice to her. It's her pushing back against white men in the industry who tells her how something should or shouldn't be done, or what she can and can't do. Take Me Apart is a lot more intimate and warm, but Kelela is also taking her time with perfecting her craft. What's not to love about that?