New Music – Por Vida


Embracing the Columbian roots fully like never before, Kali Uchis leans hard on her newest record, Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞ as a medium for both expression and self-identification.

Sung primarily, (nearly 95%) in Spanish with even the tracklists in her native tongue, it is engaging for an American audience but translates through the production and emotional display on each piece. Beginning with “la luna enamorada,” Uchis is able to showcase and power through a performance that is eye-catching even from the first verse. She begins, “La noche y tú, vive la luna enamorada.” With backing vocals to not only concentrate a spotlight onto the range that Uchis has, but the rather subtle instrumentation is reminiscent of a campfire tale. Something that is both simple, but has a message which peels back the layering into the often somber or gentle crescendo of sounds at her disposal.

The following track, “fue major” features PARTYNEXTDOOR and he has about the only English that is present on the record. While the instrumentation behind both him and Uchis are strictly built for love-making in the pale moonlight; “fue major” can’t help but feel sensual here. The 808 that is layered through warping but still coherent scales and the easy listening operatic flairs are beautiful. If nothing else, Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞ is enthralling for its raw grace.

In one of the more upbeat displays on the record, “telepatía” is calming and is the perfect setting amongst the sun and ocean scene. Uchis’ inflection here on the track has these moments of sudden sparks where she describes, “You know I’m just a flight away if you wanted you can take a private plane.” She continues on to illustrate, “Y me prendes aunque no me estés tocando, you know I got a lot to say.”

Hearing the Spanish vocals that seem to mix with a mostly modern bedroom dream-pop sound is fantastic and through each listen adds a layer of discoverability with Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞. From her original work on Por Vida or her debut studio release, Isolation; Uchis is headed in this positive direction that not only shows growth but allows the audience the privilege of growing with her.

A shining example of this ability to use her voice and image to conquer an industry, Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞ is an extension of all the prettiest parts from her past two ventures. The gloss and gleam fits Uchis well and it makes sense why she is always weighing heavy on the heart.

Listen To Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞.Here!!! – Spotify/Amazon/iTunes

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