Kali Uchis Sets A Release Date For ‘Por Vida,’ Drops A Teaser Video

By Ally Schweitzer

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Genre-hopping vocalist Kali Uchis has been steadily releasing videos and singles from her long-in-the-works EP Por Vida, and Monday she finally gave the project a release date: Feb. 4.

Fader also premiered a new self-directed teaser video for the EP, featuring a snippet of “Lottery” — listen to that here — and the previously unreleased single “Call Me,” reportedly a collaboration with Tyler, the Creator. The video is classic Uchis: Loads of vintage style and pastels (those furry heels!) crossed with a smidgen of illicit activity (stacks of cash, carefully ironed on an ironing board).

Washingtonian magazine recently featured a short interview with the rising singer in which she says she’s relocated from Alexandria, Virginia, to Los Angeles. Makes sense: The sunny metropolis has been her aesthetic home since she debuted as a high school senior with her scrappy mixtape, Drunken Babble.

Bandwidth interviewed Uchis back in April, and at the end of the year we named her funky single “Real” our No. 2 favorite local song of 2014.