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  • Writer's pictureNicholas Zallo

KALI Continues To Shine With “I Just Wanna”

Storming the indie scene with her solo debut “Back To The Start,” 16-year-old KALI, born Kali Flanagan, is back with her cool, synth-laden tune “I Just Wanna.” The new song comes with the announcement of her debut EP CIRCLES releasing May 7th.

“I Just Wanna” is indie-rock perfection with subtle 80’s nuances and sounds. Shimmering synths and a funky bass line give the tune a cool edge, while KALI’s smooth vocals glide over the production. The verses carry a chill ambience, but the chorus hits hard with an unmatchable energy that will have you rocking out from all corners of your body. KALI continues to be one of the brightest artists on the scene as she showcases intuitive songwriting and lush instrumentation.

A prodigy of sorts, KALI grew up playing recitals and covering Beatles songs, taking private lessons with music teachers and going to after school music programs, and even taking songwriting masterclasses to nourish her passion. In 2017, KALI assembled her first band, Big Wednesday. Intuitive and eager, she taught herself how to use Garageband and began writing and demoing songs that she would later teach her bandmates 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 her to her now solo work as KALI, whose debut project is coming soon.

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