KALI Releases New Single+Video “Addicted”
April 8, 2022 BY Danielle Romeo
17-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer KALI shares their new single and accompanying video for “Addicted.” Fresh off of a U.S. tour run with Claud and a jam-packed week at SXSW, KALI expands upon the new sonic foundation laid by their previous single “Anybody Else.” Over squealing guitars and an undeniable melody, “Addicted” is a song about self-growth at its root, telling the story of falling head over heels for someone, realizing they aren’t who you wanted the to be, and accepting this painful reality. Juxtaposed with the song’s raw lyrical content, the accompanying visual, directed by Zealand Yancy, shows off KALI’s playful side, set in a game of pickup basketball against a mischievious slug-masked opponent.
Watch + Share “Addicted” Here:
CIRCLES, which V Magazine described as “one of the most remarkable debuts you will hear all year,” introduced KALI with the tracks “Someone to Hold,” “I Just Wanna,” “Lucy,” and “Back to the Start.” A recognized musical talent from a young age, they play a majority of the instruments on the project themselves, with additional production from Miro Mackie (The Neighbourhood, St. Vincent, Wallows) and Daniel Chae (of Run River North). The EP synthesized KALI’s own experiences as a teenager, and those of their friends via stories and recorded voicemails, into a cohesive body of work centered around their self-discovery.
Check out “Addicted” above and stay tuned for more from KALI coming soon.
What the press is saying about KALI:
“a woozy, irresistible swirl of obtuse guitar riffs straight out of a ’90s alt-rock haze”
“scrappy but jubilant indie rock that’s some of the most exciting we’ve heard lately”
“timeless songwriting and the emotional depth of lyrics feel as if they come from an older soul”
Pigeons & Planes
“a bombastic, angelic bringer of dreamy melodies”
Under The Radar
More About KALI:
A prodigy of sorts, KALI, grew up playing recitals and covering Beatles songs, taking private lessons with music teachers, going to after-school music programs, and even taking songwriting masterclasses to nourish their passion. Intuitive and eager, they taught themself how to use Garageband and began writing and demoing songs that they would later teach their first band for their shows. Their relatable and honest indie-surf arrangements drew sweaty, teenage crowds to local venues like The Smell and The Viper Room and would lead them to their now solo work as KALI, whose second project is coming soon via Nettwerk.