Primavera Sound Barcelona
Parc del Fòrum
Put a facemask on. Lie down on the sofa, open the windows, and make yourself a margarita. ¿Are you ready? Now play Isolation by Kali Uchis. Ok, now we’re on the same wavelength. Her tropical cocktail combines pastel tone pop with nostalgia for seventies funk and Latin music with R&B. That’s why her first party also includes a mixture of distinguished guests: Bootsy, Reykon, Parker, Albarn… She herself is another mixture: her voice is reminiscent of Amy Winehouse and her look is very Selena doing the walk of shame. The ice in this cocktail are her autobiographical lyrics: simultaneously melancholic and happy. Karly Marina Loaiza, or should we say, the new Latin Retro Queen, has served your drink. Cheers!
Isolation (Virgin Emi Records, 2018)