16-Year Old KALI Releases Brilliant Debut ‘CIRCLES’ + New Video For “Too Tired”

May 7, 2021 BY Nettwerk

“…a promising new voice among her indie rock peers.” — Ladygunn

“Scrappy but jubilant indie rock that’s some of the most exciting we’ve heard lately.” — NYLON

“Her timeless songwriting and the emotional depth of her lyrics feel as if they come from an older soul.” — Pigeons & Planes

“pure escapist indie pop brilliance” — Under The Radar

Today, 16-year-old artist KALI, full name Kali Flanagan, releases her brilliant debut EP CIRCLES. The project, which includes her previously-released singles “I Just Wanna” “Lucy,” and the lush “Back to the Start,” chronicles the cyclical nature of a relationship from start to finish, embodying the entire spectrum of emotions along the way. Along with the project, KALI is sharing a manic new visual for “Too Tired,” directed by Zealand Yancy that mirrors the frenetic energy of the new track.

CIRCLES marks KALI’s emergence onto the scene after being named an artist to watch in 2021 by NYLON earlier this year. A recognized musical talent from a young age, she plays a majority of the instruments on the project herself, with additional production from Miro Mackie (The Neighbourhood, St. Vincent, Wallows) and Daniel Chae (of Run River North). The EP synthesizes KALI’s own experiences as a teenager, and those of her friends via stories and recorded voicemails, into a cohesive body of work centered around her own self-discovery.

Listen to CIRCLES in full below and here: kali.ffm.to/circles