The 411 on College and Life Around Campus
An Interview With Boston's Donald Grunge
Premiere: Sean Gast Hits the High Seas for Love in...
Photo Story: P!nk Soars in Anaheim on the Beautiful Trauma Tour
Corey Ellis Drops New Tracks "Just Know / Hurt Nobody": Listen
VEZ Blesses Us with Official Music Video For "Bless Ya...
American High Brings Distortion & Dissent in Cheye...
MYCHL Reveals Official Music Video For "Color Me Bad": Watch
Louis The Child Grabs Quinn XCII For Latest Single...
Artist Spotlight: James Quick's "Ten and True"
Interview: TyBass Drops Dancehall Banger "Girl is Mine"
JAG & Problem Debut New Track, "Far From Me": Listen
"The Mission" is Layla's Sexy Debut You Have to See: Watch
Chuckie & Steve Andreas Brings the Island Heat on "Latino": Watch
Rico Anthony & Ray J Head "Downtown" For Love: Watch
Interview: Alternative Rapper Call Me Karizma Releases...
Watch Bad Bunny's New Music Video for “Estamos Bien”
Watch: Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande's Tropical-Themed...
More Than Meets the Eye: Lil Peep
Premiere: Drunken Masters & HDBeenDope Debut New...
Artist Spotlight: Dean Lewis is an Upcoming Sensation
Bump the Mids: The Definitive Guide to DIY Sound
Ed Sheeran: How Live Singing Should Sound
Monsieur Job Grabs No Mercy for "Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow": Watch
Artist Spotlight: Holy Bouncer (Interview)
Interview: Bronze Whale Talk About "Gold Grain",...
Thousands Demand Refunds From Spotify After Drake...
June 2018 Playlist: The 70 Best Tunes of the Month
Fly Rick Reveals Official Music Video For "28 Missed...
Interview: An Inside Look at Rising Country Star Kyle Daniel
Drake Drops 'Scorpion': The Official Album of the Summer
Being about 3 years since her debut album, Por Vida, Isolation has been very anticipated. In the making, there has been subtle hits like the gradual drops of singles: Tyrant, Neustro Planeta, and After the Storm. These are songs that will definitely be classics in the future. Uchis doesn’t “isolate” other genres. She brings a mixture of many influences to generate a solid sound that stands out. From Reggae to latina to even R&B, these influences, all together elevate her sultry, retro voice.
Colombian-born, Uchis does not neglect her latina roots. Instead, you hear these influences throughout the album. Seldomly, speaking spanish and also having a track exclusively in the language with Nuestro Planeta, it is easy to see how her roots transgress to the rest of the album with the strums of the guitar and the classic beats found in many latina songs.
Uchis first kicks off the album with a nostalgia to the beach and continues to imitate a tropical paradise throughout. With the calmness and sereneness of the beach in the background and her sultry voice over, the combination gives a wholistic balance to the album. With her unapologetic tone throughout, this stance gives a juxtaposition and rawness to her narration. Something that makes her relatable to her audience.
An Interview With Boston’s Donald Grunge
Premiere: Sean Gast Hits the High Seas for Love in “Buena Compańia”
Uchis also blends other artists’ sounds. Featuring people like Steve Lacy and Jorja Smith, Uchis continues to reinvent a new sound for herself. Her ability to add another dimension to her voice imitates her overall persona and evolution.
In a recent interview, Uchis talks of her adjustment to finding comfortability in solitude. Being okay with being alone is a tool that is essential to everyone. With her accomplishment to finding it within herself speaks volumes in her music. No longer afraid, her vulnerability is reflected in Isolation and links to all of the songs to create a narration to her experiences.
Here’s the interview:
Kali Uchis does not disappoint in Isolation. She provides an enlightening perspective to her own experiences that demands attention. Please listen to this album. She truly deserves it all!
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Anna Yum is a student at Boston University graduating in 2021.