Already counting the likes of Snoop Dogg and A$AP Rocky amongst her fans, Columbian singer Kali Uchis is set to be the next big thing in pop music. Following a debut mixtape recorded as a loner in Virginia - which was mainly created so that she could make music videos - she unexpectedly found herself attracting a lot of attention.
Relocating to Los Angeles, Kali decided to apply a new level of focus on her 'Por Vida' EP. The result is a dreamy, autobiographical nine-track offering, that sees her blending her own brand of “low-rider soul” with beats by the likes of Diplo, Tyler The Creator, Kaytranada and BadBadNotGood.
Clash caught up with Kali to get a track-by-track breakdown of the release...
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My songs come directly from my subconscious and they hit me randomly at any given time, most times when I’m not in the studio. Usually when I’m in the shower, or in the sun, completely alone. Luckily this song I had a USB microphone near me and was able to record this demo. I was hoping to bring it to a producer that could build a beat around it, which I tried a couple of times. I just ended up liking it with only vocals better.