Kali Uchis and her pregnancy, breaking industry barriers, and her album ‘Orquídeas’ 

0
48
Advertisements

Kali Uchis has impacted the music industry with her Spanish-language albums. In an interview with Variety, she talked to them about her debut EP “Por Vida” in 2015. Karly-Marina Loaiza was born in Virginia, her parents are immigrants from Colombia. The stereotypes for Latinas in the music industry made her feel like an outcast and found ways to do things her own way. She told in her interview “The scope of how the music industry views Latinas is so boxed, and tied into certain stereotypes — I’m speaking in regards to sound — that one of my main priorities has always been to express myself as freely as I can and be as creatively limitless as I can be,” she says. “I’m a Latina who makes music in English and Spanish. Having my artistry pinned down to my ethnicity as if it’s a genre is weird to me. I do feel kind of pigeonholed by the term Latin artist, so I try to challenge that narrative a bit.”

Just recently she released her album ‘Orquídeas’ which is the fourth studio album and second Spanish album by Colombian-American singer-songwriter Kali Uchis. It was released on January 12, 2024, through Geffen Records. The album features guest appearances by Peso Pluma, El Alfa, JT, Karol G and Rauw Alejandro.

Advertisements

Recently, she also made a big announcement of her expecting a baby with the American rapper and singer Don Toliver. In an interview she did with “De Los” she talked about her excitement on her pregnancy. At the same time, she talks about how her life as a child of immigrant parents challenged her as a child and teenager; therefore, now that she has a baby on the way, she would like to do things differently. In the interview she said “I have mother wounds and father wounds that I’m working on in therapy,” she says. “I’m learning to recenter my idea of what family is. It’s super important to heal as much as you can before you bring a child into the world, so you don’t unconsciously put your s— on them.”

Advertisements

Facebook Comments

Advertisements