«This album is inspired by the timeless, eerie, mystic, striking, graceful and sensual allure of the orchid,» the Colombian-American artist says.
Colombian-American superstar Kali Uchis has unveiled the release date for her upcoming album Orquídeas. This will mark her fourth studio album and her second Spanish-language project. The full-length release is set to drop Jan. 12, 2024.
In a statement shared with Billboard Español, Uchis highlighted the significance of orchids in Colombian culture. “The orchid is the national flower of Colombia, and we have more species of orchid than anywhere on earth,” she says. “I always felt distinctly intrigued and magnetized by the flower. This album is inspired by the timeless, eerie, mystic, striking, graceful and sensual allure of the orchid. With this vast scope of fresh energy, I wish to re-define the way we look at Latinas in music.”
In August, Uchis kicked off this new era of Spanish-language music with the album’s first single, “Muñekita,” featuring Dominican dembow singer El Alfa and JT from City Girls, who each brought their dynamic energy to kick off the season. “I love bringing artists together that you’d least expect,” the Grammy winner said then in a press release. “El Alfa is a Latino legend and JT is someone I’ve admired forever. Both of them are known for their summer hits and high energy, so I’m incredibly excited to bring them together for a fun, sexy song like this.”
Kali Uchis’ most recent album, Red Moon in Venus, released in March, received critical acclaim and reached No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The album featured the RIAA gold-certified single “Moonlight” and collaborations with Summer Walker, Don Toliver and Omar Apollo.
Her Red Moon in Venus Tour included performances at iconic venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Radio City Music Hall and Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. Additionally, she made waves at Coachella, performing alongside surprise guests Tyler, the Creator, Omar Apollo and Don Toliver. She also performed at Lollapalooza in Chile, Argentina and Brazil and Estéreo Picnic in Colombia.
Pre-order and pre-save Orquídeas here.
By Isabela Raygoza