Isolation (CD) [Explicit]


Kali Uchis

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Kali Uchis has a voice that comes across as out of time and otherworldly; a dusty recording of a Billie Holiday-esque jazz singer unearthed and living squarely in the present. Breathy and dreamy, Uchis uses her instrument to its maximum potential on her debut album, Isolation. With an egalitarian approach to genre, the true sole constant between these ambitious 15 tracks is Uchis’ hypnotic singing and the slightly psychedelic effect it has on everything it touches. There is plenty of good ‘ol R&B from the neo-soul school of songwriting to be found here, like “Your Teeth in my Neck” or the much-hyped single “After The Storm,” which features not only the eternally-attention grabbing presence of Tyler, The Creator but also that of funk legend Bootsy Collins. Yet, before you know it, Uchis might take you somewhere else entirely, such as the tropical-house dance floor of “Dead to Me,” or to the bedroom studio of the lo-fi indie pop nugget “In My Dreams.” There’s the Amy Winehouse/Sharon Jones-y throwback soul of “Feel Like A Fool,” while “Tomorrow” sounds like the kind of tune that Kevin Parker of Tame Impala has been trying to write all along. There’s even a full-blown reggaeton song! Such a bold assortment of styles could have come across as attempting to do too much, but Uchis effortlessly glides from one song to the next, her uniquely ethereal voice tying all these loose threads together. The title might imply loneliness, but Isolation finds plenty of company in a gorgeous, richly woven tapestry of sounds.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Body Language
Kali Uchis 02:16
2.
Miami
Kali Uchis , Bia 04:03
3.
Just A Stranger
Kali Uchis , Steve Lacy 02:57
4.
Flight 22
Kali Uchis 03:36
5.
Your Teeth In My Neck
Kali Uchis 03:06
6.
Tyrant
Kali Uchis , Jorja Smith 03:24
7.
Dead To Me
Kali Uchis 03:19
8.
Nuestro Planet
Kali Uchis , reykon 03:22
9.
In My Dreams
Kali Uchis 03:21
10.
Gotta Get Up [Interlude]
Kali Uchis 01:53
11.
Tomorrow
Kali Uchis 03:10
12.
Coming Home [Interlude]
Kali Uchis 02:39
13.
After The Storm
Kali Uchis , Tyler, The Creator , Bootsy Collins 03:27
14.
Feel Like A Fool
Kali Uchis 03:05
15.
Killer
Kali Uchis 02:52

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