LU KALA is an up-and-coming Toronto-based singer-songwriter from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Not too long ago, she released a music video for her “Body Knew” single.
LU KALA – “Body Knew” music video
Commit the name LU KALA to your memory because it’s a name you’ll be hearing often. “Body Knew” serves as her most powerful and essential statement yet and a fantastic introduction to what listeners can expect to hear from the charismatic newcomer in the near future. Furthermore, LU KALA is an artist to keep your eye on in 2020 as she begins her claim to fame.
‘Body Knew’ contains an empowering storyline, unique vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the bold, in-your-face tune possesses lush instrumentation scented with a commercial pop aroma. Plus, the song tells a heartfelt tale of a woman who suffers from the heartbreak of loving someone who has moved on.
“With me being both black and plus size, I think people expect a very specific voice and style. And while I can sing those songs, I express myself differently. Everything about me says, ‘Nah, I’m going to be in any space I choose to be in. And I’m going to command it.’” – LU KALA
KALA immigrated to Canada with her family at the age of three. Gifted with a talent for writing striking pop tracks and memorable hooks, she has written for local artists, as well as R&B star Jennifer Hudson. The “Dangerous” track, co-written with DVSN (Drake, DJ Khaled, Majid Jordan) and Stephen Kozmeniuk (Dua Lipa, Madonna, Lights) landed on Hudson’s 2014 studio album, “JHUD”.
Although KALA achieved songwriting success, behind the lyrics was a voice waiting to be released. A voice that didn’t conform to the “Black girl” R&B vocal style producers assumed they would hear. Instead, her sound is raw, intensely emotive, and mercurial with an ability to lean into rock, soul, and pop.
“Body Knew” single
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