By Eóin Donnelly
What a duo. With Tyler’s Kali Uchis-featuring ‘See You Again’ coming in at 19th in my Top 50 Hip-Hop & RnB Songs of 2017, it’s suffice to say that I was pleased to see a sequel released this morning.
‘After the Storm’, which also features funk legend Bootsy Collins, is the third single from Uchis’s upcoming debut album Fool’s Paradise. Languid and serene, ‘After the Storm’ is custom-built for July sunbathing. Don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself:
“Look both ways before you cross my mind.” Lyrical callbacks to ‘See You Again’ will always be welcome when Kali & Tyler get together. Coming hot on the heels of recent successes from Album of the Year nominee Childish Gambino, Thundercat, Bruno Mars, Calvin Harris’s latest album and many more, ‘After the Storm’ is further proof of funk’s increasing relevance and popularity in the current pop landscape. I proclaim this single Nothing But Good Vibes certified.