Kali Uchis, recent Gorillaz collaborator, unites with seventeen year-old British singer, Jorja Smith, (who appeared twice on Drake's More Life) for "Tyrant." The single will be a part of her official full-length debut album set to release later this year.
According to a statement by the songstress, “'Tyrant' is a post apocalyptic love song... Wanting to stay in the haze of puppy love forever and never face the power struggles, because that’s your only real escape from the cold realities of life.”
The artwork for the release is as bright, bold and fiery as the track. The Colombian singer from Virginia pulls right out of an exploitation flick (or a Quentin Tarantino approximation) - dangerous and tough like the better half of Bonnie and Clyde but with the sly innocence of doo-wop girl groups.
Her sartorial choices and self-directed visual image are how she claims her culture and her usual arsenal includes a glossy pout, thick black eyeliner and a largely thrifted closet. She tackles the Chicano lowrider culture while embodying 70s flower-power SoCal cool and pin-up, pixie-blonde Bridgette Bardot.
It really depends on each outfit but is she bringing flashbacks of "Doom Generation" or the 1999 criminally under watched "Jawbreaker" for anyone else? It's got to be the campy pastels and her love of muted pink. Read up about Kali Uchis' personal style philosophy and beauty tips and learn more about the history of Los Angeles Latina fashion.