If one thing has become clear during quarantine, it is that it’s the season of outlandish collaborations, unbridled creativity, and loads of girl power.
Today, singer/songwriter Kali Uchis has taken to social media to announce a new single, ‘Aqui Yo Mando’, featuring Rico Nasty and Argentinian rapper Cazzu. If you know anything about Kali it is that she carries a soft demeanor, and very dainty vocals. On quite the opposite end, Rico lends us tons of grit, power, and assertiveness. We are so intrigued by this pairing, which is anticipated to arrive on Wednesday August 5.
The “Loner,” songstress took to social media to share an animated clip showcasing the cover art yesterday (August 2), saying, “¡mores! Aug 05 les traigo un regalito”, roughly translating to “My loves! August 5th I bring you a gift”.
“Aqui Yo Mando” will mark Uchis’ first release since she dropped her To Feel Alive EP in April this year. The EP consisted of four tracks, all of which were recorded while self-isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The song also marks Rico Nasty’s first feature on a single in 2020, though she has made appearances on albums from Jessie Reyez, 100 Gecs, KYLE and more throughout the year. She has also dropped three solo singles this year – ‘IDGAF’, ‘Popstar’ and ‘Lightning’. Rico is set to release her long-awaited debut album, Nightmare Vacation, later this year.
While they have dropped little to no hints on what this track will consist of, we eagerly look forward to its final production. We can only assume that it will consist of a crossover between English and Spanish, a balance between the two polar forces, and a smooth rhythm that will whisk us away.
“Aqui Yo Mando” will be available across streaming platforms this Wednesday, August 5.