A little over a year ago, a friend of mine introduced me to this new artist. I guess, to some people she wasn’t entirely new, but she only had an EP Por Vida to her name, but what seemed like years of experience. I was excited to know more about this artist because the person who told me was a very trustworthy friend—like this person knew of my music taste pretty well because we basically listened to the same things, with the tiniest of exceptions. So, I was obviously willing to listen. This artist was Kali Uchis. I don’t remember exactly how she was described to me. I feel like I was just told that she was really good and that I’d like her. That was enough for me. I caught myself up on her music by listening through her first EP Por Vida. I enjoyed it, especially songs like “Know What I Want” and “Ridin’ Round,” and these songs were enough to get me interested to listen to more. And I’m glad for that. I was absolutely blown away by her official debut album Isolation. This was the first major release from this artist, and listening to it made me think that this artist had years in her arsenal to perfect her craft because it was a near flawless effort. With the help of production partners like The Gorillaz and high-profile features with Tyler, The Creator and Jorja Smith, she seemed like an unstoppable new force. The album includes a welcoming bossa-nova inspired intro “Body Language” as well as a couple of interludes that both seem to fit perfectly into the aesthetic of this beautifully crafted record.