In a year that’s likely to see Kali Uchis drop two albums – yes, not one, but two full-length records – it’s a good thing that she’s started it off with songs like “I Wish You Roses” and “Moonlight.” Her latest one, “Moonlight,” is a song about falling deeper in love with someone you are already romantically linked with.
Uchis is known for her impressive vocal range and uses it to significant effect in this track, as she sings about having a great time with her lover after a hard day, like literally. “I just wanna get high with my lover / Veo una muñeca cuando miro en el espejo / Kiss, kiss, looking dolly, I think I may go out tonight.”
Her lyrics give off an imaginative air, especially when she sings about “getting high in the moonlight.” Her gentle voice and the soft nature of the song are among the things treasured by her fans upon the release of the single.
Released on February 25, just a week ahead of the release of her third studio album, Red Moon In Venus, on March 3, it’s clear that “Moonlight” is meant to set the stage for an album that will focus on the positive vibes of love – that is, if the already released singles are anything to go by.
“Love is the message,” Uchis says of the new album. “Red Moon In Venus is a timeless, burning expression of desire, heartbreak, faith, and honesty, reflecting the divine femininity of the moon and Venus. The moon and Venus work together to make key aspects of love and domestic life work well. This body of work represents all levels of love—releasing people with love, drawing love into your life and self-love. It’s believed by many astrologers that the blood moon can send your emotions into a spin, and that’s what I felt represented this body of work best.”
Even though it has only been accompanied by a lyric video, it did not slow down the streaming numbers of “Moonlight” as fans soaked up the ethereal nature of the track and wanted more.
Let’s just say that we could very well be hearing of Uchis everywhere we turn this year, because, aside from gearing up to release two albums in one year, she’s also set to perform at Coachella and she still has tour dates running into May.
With a total of fifteen tracks, Red Moon In Venus will feature artists like Summer Walker, Omar Apollo, and Don Toliver.