Kali Uchis delivers her sultry cover of Kayne West’s ‘Paranoid’ on BBC Radio 1

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Kali Uchis delivers her sultry cover of Kayne West’s ‘Paranoid’ on BBC Radio 1Kali Uchis

There is much more than what meets the eye with singer/songwriter beauty Kali Uchis. She is a genre-bending multi-threat that sings, writes her own music, along with producing, directing, and credentials as a spirited saxophone and piano player. She recently stopped into Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, and gave the low on what’s up in the world of one of the brightest new songwriting forces out there. She performed three sultry selects, “Just A Stranger,” “After The Storm,” and a cover of 808s and Heartbreak standout “Paranoid” by Kanye West in exquisite fashion.

When asked about why she choose a Kanye song she explained that, “808s & Heartbreak was inspirational” in her formative years, continuing, “he was trying to do something different with his voice, and the heart in it…is really special.” While many people might be intimidated to cover such an intricate Kanye product, Uchis slays it in her signature sound and characteristically soulful touch. Check out Kali Uchis’ whole BBC Radio 1 performance below and catch the Kayne cover at around 18 minutes in.

Tyler, the Creator, Kali Uchis, Bootsy Collins, & BadBadNotGood join forces on smooth new track

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Colombian-born R&B singer-songwriter Kali Uchis has tapped Tyler, the Creator, funk maestro Bootsy Collins, and eclectic jazz outfit BadBadNotGood for her diversified new song, “After the Storm.”

Uchis is preparing to release her debut album this spring via Interscope/Virgin Records, of which this track will be a part of. “After the Storm” is not the first time Uchis and Tyler have worked together on a track, but its funky-melodrama is significantly more prominent than past collaborations “Aunt Wang Syrup Theme Song” or “PERFECT.” “If you need a hero / Just look in the mirror,” Kali sings, while Bootsy ad-libs for affective touch.

“We can find solace in the fact that we have to go through the bad stuff to truly get to the good,” Uchis said of “After the Storm” in a press statement. “Just because you’re losing at the moment doesn’t mean you’ve lost yet. The storm may be scary now but it’s how your flowers bloom later, and paradise is just beyond the rainbow.”

 

 

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