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Kali Uchis, Tyler, the Creator, Bootsy Collins Link on ‘After The Storm’

The Colombian artist links up with Tyler, the Creator, Bootsy Collins and BADBADNOTGOOD for her newest track

Kali Uchis has been teasing new music recently, and lately, that included working alongside Tyler, the Creator quite a bit.

Despite their last collaboration on Tyler, the Creator’s Flowerboy, the two have once again come together along with the legendary Bootsy Collins for the release of “After the Storm.”

In 2017, Uchis released two singles “Tyrant,” featuring Jorja Smith, and “Nuestro Planeta,” featuring Reykon. Apart from that, she was also featured on Tyler’s track “See You Again” for his album, Flower Boy. The song itself received a lot of popularity and it quickly became one of the most listened to songs on the album.

Uchis teased the launch for the song all throughout her social media accounts by sharing an image of the single’s artwork where Uchis is in a pool of water filled with flower petals. The petals provide a bit of foreshadowing considering Tyler is on the track. In fact, Tyler does refer to himself as “the hottest flower boy” in the second verse of the song.

The song

“After the Storm” is exactly what you expect from Uchis and Tyler. The song, produced by BADBADNOTGOOD, has a relaxing vibe to it and lets listeners unwind to the rain chickling at the beginning of the song. Bootsy Collins introduces the song for us, and then  slowly dives into the first verse. Uchis seems to hype Tyler up a bit before his part when she mentions, “Cause after the storm’s/ When the flowers bloom.” The line refers back to a track in Tyler’s Flower Boy called “Where This Flower Blooms” that features Frank Ocean.

After exploring a bit with a side of Reggaeton, Uchis has come back with another great listen for her fans. The song itself is everything we wanted to start off 2018. It really emphasizes the heavenly tone to her soft and voluminous vocals.

Cynthia Munrayos
Cynthia is an incoming junior at the University of Rhode Island, and is a double major in English and Journalism. She currently is a contributing writer for the Entertainment section at URI's Good Five Cent Cigar. She has an eclectic music taste that stretches from hip-hop, R&B and soul/jazz to punk, alternative rock and even a little ambient, electronic music every now and then. Apart from school, she sings on the side and contributes her vocals to the URI-based alt rock-R&B-fusion band, Nakamarra.

1 Comment

  • The song is dope. I always felt Kali gave a mix of R&B and sublet hints of Amy Winehouse. For example “Only Girl” is her R&B but a lot of Amy shows in “Loner”

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