Kelela transforms into ‘Sims’ character in new video

    Convertibles, pot and racial politics feature in the songstress' video for "Frontline."

    Kelela Sims video
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    When she broke through with her 2017 debut Take Me Apart, Kelela proved she’s a pop-slash-R&B artist with a difference. And the American singer is continuing that good run with her new Sims-inspired video for “Frontline,” released yesterday.

    In the quirky clip, an animated version of Kelela tearfully breaks up with her partner, hops into a Mercedes drop top and hits the road with a few friends. Lots of dancing and toking in-between, and the video flashes back to the roots of the break-up.

    “[The video is] about leaving your ex with the wind in your hair while acknowledging a curiously complex feeling of pain that he has left you for a white woman,” Kelela said in an interview. “With this Sims-like video, I was able to tell my story in a light-hearted but dramatic way.”

    Watch the “Frontline” video here: