Kelis' single "Distance" premiered on London's Reprezent Radio on June 30, leaking online on Sunday. The track's the first look at her upcoming sixth studio album. Featuring a clear EDM influence, the single was written and produced alongside popular dubstep producer Skream.
"I was working with a friend of mine and she said 'Skream's got this great track for you, can I get him to send it?' So I said yes and then he sent that track and something else. I've been on a real 1990s vibe with this record, it's kind of trip-hoppish. So I wrote a track to that," Kelis told NME concerning her work with the British producer.