KALI UCHIS DEBUTS “JUST A STRANGER” VIDEO

NOMINATED FOR BEST NEW ARTIST AT 2018 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS

DEBUT ALBUM ISOLATION OUT NOW INTERSCOPE RECORDS

Kali Uchis unveils the BRTHR-directed video for “Just A Stranger” today—watch here. The song features Steve Lacy and is taken from Uchis’ massively acclaimed debut album Isolation, out now on Interscope Records.

Uchis was recently nominated for Best New Artist at 2018’s Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on BET on November 17, 2018 at 8:30pm EST.

The release follows Uchis’ first sold out headlining tour across America including two dates at Terminal 5 in New York and a show at The Shrine in Los Angeles. The tour wrapped in Chicago last week where the Chicago Tribune praised, “[Kali is] blessed with the gift of being the kind of singer who can just stand at the mic and have the crowd hang on her every word.”

Since its release in April, Isolation has appeared on Best of 2018 lists from Rolling Stone, Esquire, Vulture, Genius, Billboard, Cosmopolitan, Stereogum and Consequence of Sound and more. The album includes hits “After The Storm” featuring Tyler, The Creator and Bootsy Collins, “Nuestro Planeta” featuring Reykon, and “Tyrant” featuring Jorja Smith.

Isolation is receiving widespread critical acclaim:

“The debut album from the Colombian-American singer is a world of her own. Her wide range pulls in sounds from reggaetón, funk, and R&B and positions her to become a new gravitational force in pop…Isolation is a star turn from an artist who has proven she’s ready for it.”—Pitchfork, 8.6/10, Best New Music

“The music Kali Uchis summons on this fascinating debut album doesn't refer to a particular place or time. Like Beck or Outkast, she's a pop weirdo who works grooves that seem vintage and futuristic at the same moment. She grabs splashes of funk, bossa, reggaeton and soul and blankets them with a sunbaked, psychedelic wooziness. Her specialty is flashbacks, not throwbacks. Blink and the picture changes again.” —Rolling Stone

“One of the quintessential new pop voices right now, running Amy Winehouse’s melancholy soul through a contemporary sheen of dub reggae, Latin pop and hip-hop brashness, all with a very East L.A. sense of history and longing.” —Los Angeles Times

“In the late nineteen-seventies, East Los Angeles swelled with decade-old soul records; Mexican-American teens cruised to oldies in low-rider convoys, forging a youth subculture that was both nostalgic and new…Kali Uchis, …revives the sound with magnetic, achy soul ballads free of pop glisten.” —The New Yorker

“Isolation…is a tribute to overcoming heartache and being your own hero and an appreciation for the musical inspirations that have brought her to this moment…From the silky funk of "After The Storm" to the reggaeton rush provided in "Nuestro Planeta," Kali fires up her creative cylinders, all while telling stories of being kicked out of her house, leaving ex-lovers in the dust and learning to appreciate family.”—NPR’s “Weekend Edition”

“Isolation 
combines all the best parts of what makes her tick musically. There's ravenous, love-scorned R&B, bilingual bubblegum pop as sweet as aguapanela and femme fatale ballads dripping with bossa nova and dembow beat.” —NPR’s “Alt.Latino”

“Musically, Kali is the real thing. She’s immensely talented, there’s no question…On her debut album, Kali Uchis is still sexy, but in a different way. She’s not just rebellious—she’s empowered.”—The FADER

“Kali Uchis is nobody’s manufactured pop princess…The album expands on Uchis’s pinup retro cool and raises the stakes-from the high-noon cinematic showdown of ‘Miami’ to the…Latin pop of ‘Nuestra Planeta.’”—Interview


“At this point in her career, it’s clear that Uchis knows where she wants to go and doesn’t care how long she takes to get there. In an era where music is consumed like fast food, Isolation is a five-course meal—a genre-blurring culmination of reggaeton, funk, and bossa nova, which not only is a testament to her immense talent but her truth: freedom comes from within.”—NYLON

“For an album that’s 15 tracks to be this consistently good is a rarity, an anomaly, and an artistic triumph that should place it on every Best Of list at the end of the year. For Uchis to accomplish this while still holding on to seemingly all the cards, is even more rare, perhaps signaling a legend in the making.” —Paste

“Isolation
…collects Uchis’s eclectic musical taste and her mantras, and collapses them into a pop-music potpourri.” —New York/Vulture


“On her debut studio album, Isolation, Uchis proves she’s a one-of-a-kind powerhouse with all sorts of range.” —Consequence of Sound

Uchis was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance for her collaboration with Daniel Caesar, “Get You,” and for a Latin Grammy for Record of the Year for her song with Juanes, “El Ratico.”

Raised between Virginia and her parents’ native Colombia, Kali Uchis’ first studio project, Por Vida, was released to acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, Pitchfork and The FADER, whose cover she graced this year. Uchis has collaborated and shared stages with Gorillaz, Diplo, Major Lazer, Tyler The Creator, Snoop Dogg, Kaytranada, Leon Bridges and more.

For more information, please contact Reid Kutrow or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.