KALI UCHIS’ SELF-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR “GOTTA GET UP” AND “BODY LANGUAGE” PREMIERES

DEBUT ALBUM ISOLATION OUT NOW INTERSCOPE RECORDS

Kali Uchis confirms a North American headline tour today, with dates kicking off Thursday, September 13 in Seattle and further stops in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Austin, Philadelphia, Boston and beyond. The tour is Uchis’ first since the release of her massively critically acclaimed debut album Isolation, and follows much-lauded sets at Coachella, Governors Ball and Bonnaroo.

Tickets are on sale to the general public this Friday, June 22, with pre-sales beginning Thursday, June 21. Visit kaliuchis.com for more information.

Isolation is out now on Interscope Records. The album includes hits “After The Storm” featuring Tyler, The Creator and Bootsy Collins, “Nuestro Planeta” featuring Reykon, and “Tyrant” featuring Jorja Smith.

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.

Critical praise for Isolation:

“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.” —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


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

 

KALI UCHIS LIVE
*with Gabriel Garzon-Montano
†with Cuco

September 13 /// Seattle, WA /// Showbox SoDo*
September 14 /// Portland, OR /// Roseland Theater*
September 15 /// Vancouver, BC /// Westward Music Festival
September 17 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Warfield Theatre*
September 20 /// Santa Ana, CA /// The Observatory*
September 21 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Shrine Exposition Hall*
September 22 /// Phoenix, AZ /// The Van Buren*
September 25 /// Dallas, TX /// Bomb Factory*
September 27 /// Austin, TX /// Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater*
September 28 /// Houston, TX /// House of Blues*
October 2 /// Orlando, FL /// The Beacham Theatre†
October 3 /// Fort Lauderdale, FL /// Revolution†
October 5 /// Atlanta, GA /// Tabernacle*
October 6 /// Charlotte, NC /// The Fillmore*
October 7 /// Raleigh, NC /// The Ritz*
October 9 /// Washington, D.C. /// 9:30 Club*
October 12 /// New York, NY /// Terminal 5*
October 15 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Theatre of Living Arts*
October 16 /// Boston, MA /// House of Blues†
October 18 /// Toronto, ON /// Rebel*
October 20 /// Grand Rapids, MI /// 20 Monroe Live*
October 21 /// Royal Oak, MI /// Royal Oak Music Theatre*
October 23 /// Minneapolis, MN /// First Avenue†