Columbian-born musician Kali Uchis is definitely one to watch for 2016. Known for her ridiculously fun videos, she’s working on a new album and is also muse for the likes of Tyler, The Creator and Kaytranada. We caught up with her to chat about the best gigs she’s played, her secret addictions and who she’d like to collaborate with in the future…
Tell us about yourself…
I’m Kali Uchis, born in a river on the moon. I’m multi-dimensional being
Your videos are amazing, which has been your favourite to create so far?
I loved being able to be with my family in Colombia to make RIDIN ROUND… but RUSH was the funnest because I rode the hood of a moving car
You grew up in Colombia, does your upbringing inspire your music?
I grew up in many places but what inspires me most is water
We love your shoot for Hunger magazine, can you explain the creative and thought processes behind it?
Thank you, we were inspired by the smell of tangerines
How would you describe your aesthetic and how does it inspire your music?
I am a multi-dimensional ever evolving being, i have no aesthetic. I create aesthetics for projects, my last one involved clouds, angels, heaven. It smelled of cotton candy, and it was pink and baby blue and it wore bottom lashes
You recently performed at the Galore x Missguided party, what was the party like?
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?
Where can we see you perform next?
On tour when I release my first album
What’s the best gig you have ever played?
I was proud to play at The Apollo
What’s on the agenda for 2016?
My first album
Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
I would be honored to work with D’Angelo some day
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
Art compliments art
What’s your favourite music video?
Khalil Joseph’s Until the Quiet Comes for Flying Lotus is one of them
What’s your spirit animal?
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
What makes you laugh?
Everything that shouldn’t
What’s your secret addiction?
Freshly cut grass
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
What would be your superhero power?
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Kissed a man
Tell us something weird about yourself…
Why, So you can make fun of me? No thanks, nice try
Who are you listening to at the moment?
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
Mozart symphony #40 in G minor
What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
What do you love about Missguided?
Obviously the clothes but everyone that I’ve met who works there is genuinely sweet and the owner seems really down to earth
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Shoes, it would definitely hurt to walk around without shoes
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
My missguided pajamas 🙂 they make me feel at home
Who is your style icon and why?
I don’t wanna say this time because last time everyone played her out after that
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
What best describes your style?
An extension of my forever evolving mind state
What’s your favorite fashion trend this season and why?
Trends destroy individuality 🙁
Which city has the best fashion?
Wanna know more?
Follow Kali on Instagram @kaliuchis and listen to her on Soundcloud: