It’s the end of the night, maybe it’s getting light outside, maybe the bar has stopped serving and we guarantee that in a not so distant future “Final Exam” by Kelela and Elysia Crampton is going to be played last at a club near you.
The pair have collaborated to make two tracks – the first time that they’ve worked together on original material – for an album called ANTHEM, executive produced by Total Freedom, to be released at the Berlin Biennale. Conceptual artist Adrian Piper wrote the lyrics for both songs.
Writing on Facebook, Crampton said “getting to work on this was one of the biggest achievements of my small life and i'll never forget where my heart was when i wrote it (if i could subtitle the side A version it would be called "Placer County Sunset")...those that have followed my music for a while will recognize i wrote the instrumental in the bedroom edit style from my halfway house days – this is dedicated to you.”
Listen to “Final Exam” and “Reference Track Scrape” below.