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In Review: Kali Uchis' "I Wish You Roses"

Karly-Marina Loaiza, better known as Kali Uchis, is a Colombian singer who gained popularity with the release of her first album, “Isolation” along with her collaborations with big names like Tyler, the Creator. She released her first single of 2023 titled “I Wish you Roses”, getting fans excited for what she has coming up in the future.


Kali Uchis is known for her signature angelic voice, and this song only solidifies this fact for her. Her harmonies float over the soft beat, creating a sultry feeling for listeners. The whole track is built off of different kinds of synths and simple drum patterns. It is impressive how the instrumental of the song is so complex and layered. The song slows down at the end, pushing forward calming ocean waves through the listener's ears. The creative workings of this track gain Kali Uchis a 9/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.


On this track, Kali expresses her feelings after breaking up with her lover. She uses the metaphor of a rose, saying, “with pretty flowers can come the bee sting”, and “ I wish you roses while you can still smell them”. Although she is torn apart by the end of the relationship, she is still wishing them well. She additionally spoke about the meaning of the song on her TikTok, stating that when people experience hardship with their partners in relationships, they should not seek revenge, but instead fight back with love. Kali gets an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for her lyricism on this track.


As stated previously, Uchis teased this track on her TikTok, getting fans riled up for her upcoming project. She additionally released a music video for the song, which includes beautiful, enticing art. In the video, Kali is painted and dressed up like a botanical masterpiece, depicting herself as the roses she wishes for her partner to hold on to. This video gains her a 9/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.

Overall, Kali Uchis gets a 9/10 for this track.

Stream the song and watch the video below.


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