Los Angeles local Taleen Kali has shared her newest single with “Flower of Life,” as well as announced her solo album of the same name which fans can support via Kickstarter. Mixing all the deliciously grimy sides of punk, shoegaze, psych, and riot grrrl styled grunge — Kali’s latest endeavor is a reminder of the artist’s still enigmatic status as an excitedly burgeoning talent.
“Flower of Life” is an earnest blitz into Kali’s extensive sonic repertoire, a rapid head-banger that’s dominated by its ecstatic riffs (courtesy of the inane number of guitars in the song) and the singer’s howls of vigor. The track is a smashingly cathartic excuse to let everything you’ve kept pent up out — to rage alongside Kali and her band via the song’s galvanizing lyrics.
After the disbanding of her former band TÜLIPS, which released their debut and only album Doom & Bloom in 2015, Kali made plans to continue making music on her own. She’s shared the stage with contemporary indie rockers like Ex Hex, Alice Bag, and Seth Bogart before releasing a debut EP in Soul Songs. But Kali continued to garner attention with an unplugged version of the EP that came with two stellar covers: “Baby Love” by Motown legends The Supremes and “#1 Crush” by post-grunge heroes Garbage.
“‘Flower of Life’ is about coming back to life after the trials and tribulations of the pandemic and the horrors of the past decade. I wrote this song for us to rage to, dance to, scream to. Now that it’s safe to be together again, we can let it all out. The track has about 10 guitars packed into two minutes, which is twice the amount of guitars we’ve ever put on a recording. ‘Flower Of Life’ is also what I’m naming the album. Here’s to breaking through to the other side.”
Taleen Kali will be playing The Resident in Los Angeles on April 27 and will make an appearance at Happy Sunday’s Fest in Long Beach on August 28. Visit Taleen Kali’s website, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.