Kali Uchis today unveils a new song, “After The Storm” featuring longtime friend and collaborator Tyler, The Creator and funk legend Bootsy Collins and produced by BADBADNOTGOOD. The track is the latest from her forthcoming debut album, set for release this spring on Interscope Records/Virgin EMI Records.
“We can find solace in the fact that we have to go through the bad stuff to truly get to the good,” says Uchis of the track. “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.”
Uchis and Collins originally connected on Twitter after Uchis mentioned him as a dream collaborator in an interview and Collins got in touch to return the admiration.
Soon after, she traveled to his Ohio studio where they spent several days recording. “After The Storm” is the latest in a long line of collaborations between Tyler, The Creator and Uchis, the two began working together after Uchis’ first-ever release, Drunken Babble, caught Tyler’s attention. Kali also features on Tyler’s critically acclaimed new album Flower Boy.
Uchis is nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance for her collaboration with Daniel Caesar, “Get You,” and was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Record of the Year for her song with Juanes, “El Ratico.”
Following her first-ever, sold out headline tour last fall, Uchis is currently touring North America with Lana Del Rey with dates in Newark, Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin and beyond. Uchis will play additional headline dates in Chicago, Sacramento and Oakland this spring, as well as this year’s Coachella.
January 13 Chicago, IL, Concord Music Hall
January 15 Toronto, CA, Air Canada Centre*
January 17 Detroit, MI, Little Caesar’s Arena*
January 19 Newark, NJ, Prudential Center*
January 21 Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center*
January 23 Columbus, OH, Schottenstein Center*
January 25 Washington, D.C., Capital One Arena*
January 26 University Park, PA, Bryce Jordan Center*
January 30 Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center*
February 1 Sunrise, FL, BB&T Center*
February 2 Orlando, FL, Amway Center*
February 5 Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena*
February 6 Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena*
February 8 Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center*
February 13 Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena*
February 15 San Diego, CA, Valley View Casino Center*
February 16 Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay Events Center*
February 17 Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades
February 19 Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
March 17-18 Iztacalco, Mexico, Foro Sol
April 13 Indio, CA, Coachella Music and Arts Festival
April 20 Indio, CA, Coachella Music and Arts Festival
*with Lana Del Rey