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Three years after her dance inspired album, Flesh Tone, Kelis is stripping the synths and going for a sound rooted in the best of soul music. Her new track, “Jerk Ribs,” packs a flavorful punch, complete with one mean horn section.

The funk fueled melody was produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, and is the lead single from her upcoming album, FOOD. Call it the Justin Timberlake effect, but the full band suits this musical chameleon just fine. “Jerk Ribs” is a reminder that the girl can still throw down with the best of them.

Okay, you can officially start your speculation about whether or not her ex-husband, Nas, will appear on the album now.

We’ll have to wait until September when Kelis’ album drops on Sitek’s label, Federal Prism.. But for now, feel free to take “Jerk Ribs” for a spin below.

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