Per the official press release –
Grammy- and Latin Grammy-nominated artist Kali Uchis shares a new track, “La Luz” featuring Jhay Cortez, today—listen here. The song, produced by Tainy and written by Uchis, Cortez and Tainy together in a studio in Miami, is from Uchis’ forthcoming second studio album, her first Spanish language project.
“‘La Luz’ is about the inevitable—that moment when you set your sights on someone and can’t wait to do everything freaky imaginable with them,” Uchis says. “I was so excited to make my version of a Latin pop song because there’s no other song like it on my upcoming album. I love Jhay and Tainy’s music so I was honored to get in the studio with them.”
Jhay Cortez is a Latin Grammy-winning singer and songwriter from Puerto Rico whose debut album Famouz remains on Billboard’s Hot Latin Albums list 60 weeks after its release. With more than 3.8 billion streams across platforms, Cortez has collaborated with reggaeton stars such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Ozuna and more.
The new track follows “Aquí Yo Mando” featuring Rico Nasty, the first offering from Uchis’ forthcoming album, which arrived alongside a video directed by Philippa Price.
Earlier this year, Uchis shared the TO FEEL ALIVE EP, a collection of demos made during her time in quarantine that Highsnobiety called “an intimate and personal project that touches on sexuality, her ouroboros-like relationship to her own work, and the experience of isolating as the world outside is radically changing.” TO FEEL ALIVE, Uchis’ first new music of 2020, followed the 2019 standalone single “Solita.”
Raised between Virginia and her parents’ native Colombia, Kali Uchis rose to prominence with her project Por Vida in 2015. Uchis’ 2018 debut album, Isolation, received widespread critical acclaim and was featured on Best Of lists in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, Vulture and many more. Uchis has collaborated and shared stages with Gorillaz, Jorja Smith, Juanes, Diplo, Major Lazer, Tyler, The Creator, Daniel Caesar, Bootsy Collins, Snoop Dogg, Kaytranada, Leon Bridges and more and has toured the world over, with much-lauded sets headlining Tropicalia and at Coachella, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza and many others.