24 year old, Grammy nominated Kali Uchis has been on the R&B scene for quite some time now gaining quite the reputation along the way. Isolation is her debut studio album, and it could quite possibly catapult Uchis to the very top of music, it could be the beginning of a legend.
Isolation has been an album that’s been highly anticipated for years, I’ve been so excited for so long, and let’s cut to the chase, it does not disappoint.
Miami featuring BIA is the perfect blend of rap and R&B as BIA hops on the track with a killer flow. It’s an instant connection to the album and from there on out you just have a feeling that it’s going to be special.
As mentioned already, this album seems to blend a million and one different genres together in seamless fashion, it’s never disjointed, which is quite the compliment for an album that’s 15 tracks long. From a production stand point this album is absolutely jam packed with quality names and a ton of highs. My personal favourite sees Romil of BROCKHAMPTON and Steve Lacy hop on the production of Just a Stranger.
It’s clear that Uchis has a ridiculously high musical IQ as she makes every genre feel like her strong suit. Pulling in big names such as BadBadNotGood, Thundercat, The Gorillaz all on production was a stroke of genius. But perhaps one of the finest moments on this record is Tyrant featuring Jorja Smith. It’s two of the biggest up and coming women in music who are having massive years. They come together here and blend perfectly with insane vocal delivery.
The previously released After The Storm, featuring Tyler the Creator and Bootsy Collins, is truly amazing song. A big testament to this album is how this song doesn’t stand out as the star song, it’s just one great song of several.
This is the true meaning of an album. 15 tracks that all link excellently and are all executed masterfully. There’s no weak tracks on this entire record, Isolation will be one of the top albums come the end of the year. To be honest it’s one of, if not, my favourite as we close in to the halfway point of the year. This is the album that takes Uchis and puts her at the top of the game, her stock has just risen a ridiculous amount, props to her on a quality album. The psychedelic, funky, sexy vibes are only going to get better with age.