Although American-Colombian singer-songwriter Kali Uchis hasn’t released an album since her critically acclaimed Spanish language album Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) in 2020, she has evidently stayed busy with a skyrocketing career in the meantime. From winning multiple awards, such as three Billboard Latin Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award, and a Grammy, to performing at The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and touring giant arenas in the USA alongside Tyler, the Creator – the songstress is truly a force to be reckoned with.
Following last year’s singles “La Unica” and “No Hay Ley,” she is now kicking off the new year strong with her brand new offering, “I Wish You Roses,” out now via Geffen Records. This track once again spotlights Uchis’ mesmerizing signature vocals, and with its romantic yet melancholic energy you just can’t help but get lost in it. “This song is about being able to release people with love,” the Virginia-born artist says about the Josh Crocker and Dyland Wiggins-produced release. “It could be a friend, a lover, or someone else, but the point is to celebrate releasing people from your life without being resentful or bitter.”
A spellbindingly trippy music video, shot by Cho Gi-Seok in South Korea, accompanies the release. The visuals stay true to the theme of the track as we find the artist morphing into flowers and being surrounded by copious amounts of pink roses. It starts with an open rose and concludes with a bud, portraying the meaning of the lyrics in the most genuine way. While thorns do make an obvious appearance at the beginning and throughout the video, lyrics such as “My petals are soft and silky as my sheets / So do not be afraid to get pricked by the thorns” highlight her best interest to let go of any grudges.
Uchis has teased new projects – in both Spanish and English – on social media for a while now, but only recently, she has tweeted that they are due for release this year. It’s yet unclear whether “I Wish You Roses” will be part of it. Regardless, fans will have a lot more music to look forward to. Aside from working on new music, Uchis will also be performing at some of the hottest festivals of the year, such as the Lollapalooza in Chile, Argentina and Brazil, and, not to forget, the annual, highly anticipated Coachella Festival in California.