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Approved: Kali Uchis

By | Published on Thursday 22 January 2015

Kali Uchis

Having floated around the music industry for the last few years, gathering followers and fans along the way, Kali Uchis’s new single ‘Lottery’ seems to provide a stronger hint of where to place her as an artist.

Heavily influenced by 60s soul, the Colombian born, LA-based singer is nonetheless clearly a product of the 21st Century. She talks about wanting to make pop music that draws on more than just contrived emotion, while at the same time referencing the importance of using image to get noticed in a way that could be called superficial.

Her debut album, ‘Drunken Babble’, was released while she was still in her teens, but showed a confident first run at the style she’s now developed more fully. Since then she’s recorded with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Tyler, The Creator, which would suggest that what she’s doing is working.

Taken from forthcoming EP ‘Por Vida’, this is ‘Lottery’: