A day after teasing the release of her new album, Kali Uchis has confirmed details of the new project. Her fourth LP and second Spanish-language endeavor entitled Orquídeas will be released on January 12.
What is the album title
“The orchid is the national flower of Colombia, and we have more species of orchid than anywhere on earth,” Uchis says. “I always felt distinctly intrigued and magnetized by the flower. This album is inspired by the timeless, eerie, mystic, striking, graceful and sensual allure of the orchid. With this vast scope of fresh energy, I wish to re-define the way we look at Latinas in music.”
On October 20, Uchis unveiled another new single, “Te Mata.” The track arrived alongside a Bethany Vargas-directed video, which you can check out below.
The video opens on a TV screen that reads: “Kali Uchis Album 4.” When Uchis’ hand presses a button on the remote, it offers four language options: English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French. After she selects Spanish, the screen changes to a floral background with Orquídeas written over it.
What Has Kali Been Up To?
In August, Uchis kicked off this new era of Spanish-language music with “Muñekita,” featuring Dominican dembow singer El Alfa and JT from City Girls.
Uchis’ last album Red Moon In Venus was released via Geffen Records to widespread critical acclaim in March and has been featured on several Best Of 2023 So Far lists from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Complex, The Washington Post, Variety, Billboard, and more.
The album became her first Top 10 charting album after debuting at No.4 on the Billboard 200 and features the Gold-certified “Moonlight” and collaborations with Summer Walker, Don Toliver, and Omar Apollo.
To celebrate the album, Uchis embarked on a sold-out, two-part headlining Red Moon In Venus Tour that wrapped earlier this month, which included stops at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in L.A, New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom ,and several arenas.
Additionally, Uchis took the mainstage at Coachella in April as one of the festival’s top-billed performers, bringing out surprise guests Tyler, The Creator, Omar Apollo, and Don Toliver during one of the most celebrated sets of the weekend. She also performed at Lollapalooza in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil and Estéreo Picnic in Colombia.