Kali Uchis - 'Isolation'

9/10

After first emerging with her debut mixtape 'Drunken Babble' all the way back in 2012, the Columbian-American frontwoman Kali Uchis has been one of the most hotly-tipped names working at the moment. And after years of dropping one incredible single or EP after another, she has finally passed the first major milestone of her career by releasing her debut album, and it already looks like it has firmly cemented the hype around her.

Staying true to her Columbian roots, 'Isolation' plays as an extremely forward-thinking RnB release with a strong Latin influence. With a dependancy on live instrumentation on almost every track, the album has this incredibly authentic feel throughout. And with the additional support from guests like Tyler, The Creator, Bootsy Collins and Damon Albarn, the result is this incredibly diverse and uplifting full-length.

As debut records go, this is certainly one of the best we have heard so far this year. Kali Uchis is about to grow from a cult phenomenon to an international one, and feels so good to have this music in our lives finally.

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