Kali Uchis has released a new bilingual single titled “Solita.”
On the sultry track, which was co-produced by frequent J Balvin and Bad Bunny collaborator Tainy, Uchis sings about breaking away from a toxic relationship and embracing her independence. “Who I am today, the roots of my soul / Now I need to face my demons alone / So close, I could smell his cologne / He asked me why I’m all alone,” she sings.
“The vibe was sad, yet horny. There’s a little bit of sexiness in it, but it’s also nostalgic,” Uchis recently told Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. “The hook basically translates to, ‘I’d rather dance alone than with the devil.’ I think that just goes back to wanting to feel empowered about independence, rather than feel like, ‘Oh, poor me, I’m alone.’”
“Solita” is Uchis’ first solo release since her debut album, Isolation, last year. She previously contributed vocals to the Free Nationals’ track, “Time,” which also features a posthumous verse from the late Mac Miller.
Listen to “Solita” below: