When FADER first fell for Kali Uchis, it wasn't really for what she did as much as what she pointed toward: her early material betrayed fluency in radiant '60s soul and confident, affecting songwriting, no matter how glittery the packaging seemed. A few others spotted the spark as well: on her new Por Vida EP, available to stream today and download tomorrow, Tyler, the Creator, Kaytranada, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Caleb Stone all try their hand at her sound. The results are light and fun, and it's a kick to hear a voice as offbeat as hers dance around soul music's traditional perfectionism. Dive in below.
February 03, 2015