Album Talk – Kali Uchis: ‘Isolation’

6 years after the release of her debut mixtape, Kali Uchis drops ‘Isolation’, an album that will hit the tastes of all music fans in my opinion, great for the casual listener, and I feel this album will be a hit with many people who are not well acquainted with Kali Uchis’ music. Fans of Jhene Aiko will definitely rate this release highly.

The Columbian/American singer was first brought to my attention when listening to Tyler, The Creator, who I am a big fan of (and if you ever get the chance to see him live, I highly recommend). I had honestly never heard of the artist before I heard her incredible vocals featured on “See You Again” on Tyler’s 2017 album ‘Flower Boy’.

The 15-track album boasts quite a few big-name features, in the likes of Jorja Smith who is blowing up on the U.K scene right now, fellow Columbian star Reykon and of course, the dream team partner up once again, with Tyler, The Creator featuring on previously released single “After the Storm”. Even with all the features on the album, the artists can only compliment Kali Uchis’ voice, and no one outshines the artist herself.

The album really does have a mixture of sounds to listen to, with soft sounding opener “Body Language”, upbeat pop styled “In My Dreams”, to the funky bassline of “Tomorrow”, each song sounds different to the previous one. “After the Storm” featuring Tyler, The Creator really shows the two artists chemistry, as the Californian rapper effortlessly eases into the song from Uchis’ incredible vocals. “Miami” is another one of the more upbeat songs on the album, as is one to get you feeling groovy, and as previously said, no song sounds the same.

The Columbian born songwriter looks set for bigger and better things in the future after the release of this beautiful debut album. Already previously nominated for a Latin Grammy and nominated for “Best R&B Performance” with Daniel Caesar for “Get You” at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, she is definitely one to look out for, especially with the artists she already boasts features for on only her debut album.

Favourite song on the album: “After the Storm” and “Tyrant” (I couldn’t choose!)

You can check out ‘Isolation’ using the links below or listen directly from my page at the side (Desktop) or at the bottom (Mobile). As always, I’d love to hear what you think about the album, so feel free to drop a comment!

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