In Review: Kali Uchis' "Moonlight"
Kali Uchis has recently been teasing a new project and released her newest single, “Moonlight”. She used the release of this track to announce the title of her new album, “Red Moon in Venus,” which comes out on March 3rd, 2023.
This track wastes no time building up. It immediately begins with a burst of sound, having the funky bass line be the most prominent instrumental aspect. This bass gives the track much character, solidifying Kali’s soulful sound. Kali’s voice is full, taking up much of the spatial texture in the song and giving it depth. Her harmonies stand out as they are treated with a lot of reverb and echo. She even experiments with an unexpected vocal chop at the end of the track, granting it a refreshing ending. Kali gets a 6/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her sound.
Kali reflects on her euphoric relationship, telling listeners how much enjoyment she gets from being in love. When she is with her partner, she feels like she can “let go of everything and be free”. He makes her feel beautiful and treats her like a top priority. She taps into her Latin heritage and sings lyrics in Spanish, saying, “Veo una muñeca cuando miro en el espejo”, which translates to, “I see a doll when I look in the mirror”. Being with him makes her feel ecstatic due to his charming and caring nature. She receives a 6/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her lyrics.
ART BEHIND THE TRACK
Kali Uchis released a lyric video for this song, where the visuals are dark and sensual, reflecting the feeling of her relationship. She consistently embraces her Latin heritage and has received many accolades for incorporating Spanish lyrics into her music. She is originally Columbian and is not afraid to spread the wonders of her culture to American listeners through her music. For this art, she receives an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.
Overall this track gets a 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.
Stream the track below.