Profound more than fun
Given her past leanings to British native sub-genres such as UK bass and UK garage, a headline show at the Roundhouse has definite significance for Kelela. Even during the set she utters, “I’m so used to being the support act.”
Despite this implying a musical homecoming for the American singer, she is almost certainly outdone by her support act, Rina Sawayama, whose performance is littered with sonic odes to ’90s and ’00s pop music, channelling the production of Britney Spears and N-Sync. Aesthetically it’s just as vibrant, as she sports bleached lime green and red hair.