The Colombian-American singer songwriter released her debut album, ‘Isolation’ to critical success last April. The output featured several collaborations with artists including Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Damon Albarn and Tyler, The Creator.
The album’s three singles featured cameos, with ‘Tyrant’ helped out by Jorja Smith, ‘Nuestro Planeta’ featuring Reykon and ‘After the Storm’ featuring a cameo from Tyler, The Creator and Bootsy Collins.
NME gave the album five stars, with a review that said: “Each song on ‘Isolation’ sounds wildly different from the last, but Uchis proves to be the constant, pulling and manipulating the strings in all the right places.”
The singer sat down for a chat with NME on the album’s release and talked about defying her haters and working with some of the biggest names in music.
“I experienced people not really believing in me, and feeling that I wasn’t going to go anywhere with my life,” she said. “I’ve always been someone who without wanting to or without trying to, I draw attention to myself sometimes in negative ways. It made me sharp and it made me quick.”
Speaking about working with Albarn, the singer admitted, ““I’m a big Gorillaz fan. I think Blur was a bit before my time.”