Kali Uchis – Loner (v1 / v2)

Cristian Pagu

I don’t want it to be a s-e-c-r-e-t. All o’ sudden it came to me, and maybe it’s not deliberate, and I know you never asked me, but I just gotta put it out there

Candy-Crush Request Accepted. A little subjectivity never hurt anyone. A lot of emotional reasons are in play so just… play along. Ever since i laid eyes upon the gorgeous Kali Uchis, i was reminded of an ex. There. I said it.

Truth be told, this lollipop wielding Kali Uchis looks and sings as if she was created for another sphere. And by the looks of it, she found it and she’s filling it. Kali may be sipping on milkshakes and melancholy, but she ain’t playing games. In Loner she is sporting a t-shirt that clearly sends out the most obvious of messages to love: beat it creep. Her brief body movements in front of the jukebox machine are mouth-watering, beautifully subtle and riveting. Reminds us a bit of Michelle quietly sobbing in front of that jukebox playing Laurie Anderson’s Speak my Language in Wong Kar Wai’s Fallen Angels.

This dreamy pink Columbian Barbie girl is all about heartbreaks and being very grown, content alone and feeling herself. Standing out is this artistically colorful facet in the way she carries herself. Like her hair, her voice is melancholy in physical form, shining out the brightest, like a pinkish hew aura emitting from small influences ranging from an odd but interesting mix of totally random pop culture familiar icons. Mermaids, call-girls, the actress Mia Farrow, the film Scarface and the famous film-director Quentin Tarantino, all are up for grabs.

The famous British fashion photographer Nick Knight discovered her soulful music on Instagram and without wasting a minute longer he quickly made Kali’s music the soundtrack to his photoshoots. For the Fall 2015 issue of V, Knight put Uchis before the lens, capturing her in fashion clothes selected by Carri Munden. A performance of her haunting track ‘Loner’ was recorded on set to create a seductive, if melancholy film that can be viewed after the original version of the “Loner” video.

Baby it was nice to know ya



Cristian PaguKali Uchis – Loner (v1 / v2)

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