OGAE Song Contest 2021 – Rest of the World

OGAE Rest of the World will be represented by Kali Uchis with “Telepatia

Biography

Kali Uchis, born Karly-Marina Loaiza on July 17, 1994 in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A.. Her father moved from Pereira, Colombia to the United States. Her father moved back to Colombia when Karly was in high school in order to take care of his mother, who had fallen ill. Uchis stayed in Colombia with her father and aunts during the summer.

In high school, Loaiza learned to play piano and saxophone and participated in a jazz band. Her rebellious behaviour saw her kicked out of home in her adolescence. During this time, she lived in her car and wrote songs on her keyboard which would later come in the form of her lo-fi mixtape, Drunken Babble. She also wrote poetry, songs and music, but did not initially intend to sing, being rather more interested in directing films than being in the spotlight.

Kali is openly bisexual, and identifies and Colombian-American.

“Telepatía” was originally released on November 18, 2020 as an album track on her second studio album Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios), it became the album’s third single on February 26, 2021, after gaining prominence via TikTok. It is a song about a long-distance relationship that sees Uchis sing in Spanish about making love to her partner telepathically while they are apart.

Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) initially failed to enter any national charts, however, the viral success of “Telepatía” helped launch the album onto the Billboard 200 for the first time. The song reached number 10 on the Billboard Global 200, number 25 in the United States, number 41 in the United Kingdom and number 45 in Canada. The song later reached number 1 on the Hot Latin Songs Chart, making Uchis the first female soloist in nearly a decade to top the chart.

Lyrics

Quién lo diría
Que se podría hacer el amor por telepatía
La luna está llena, mi cama vacía
Lo que yo te haría
Si te tuviera de frente la mente te la volaría
De noche y de día, de noche y de díaYou know I’m just a flight away
If you wanted you can take a private plane
A kilómetros estamos conectando
Y me prendes aunque no me estés tocando

You know I got a lot to say
All these voices in the background of my brain
Y me dicen todo lo que estás pensando
Me imagino lo que ya estás maquinando

Quién lo diría
Que se podría hacer el amor por telepatía
La luna está llena, mi cama vacía
Lo que yo te haría
Si te tuviera de frente la mente te la volaría
De noche y de día, de noche y de día

You know that I can see right through you
I can read your mind
I can read your mind
What you want to do
It’s written all over your face times two
‘Cause I can read your mind
I can read your mindI can hear your thoughts like a melody
Listen while you talk when you’re fast asleep
You stay on the phone just to hear me breathe
On repeat

Quién lo diría
Que se podría hacer el amor por telepatía
La luna está llena, mi cama vacía
Lo que yo te haría
Si te tuviera de frente la mente te la volaría
De noche y de día, de noche y de día

You know I got a lot to say
All these voices in the background of my brain

Lyrics (English translation)

Who would have known
That you can make love telepathically
The moon is full, my bed is empty
What I would do to you
If I had you in front of me, I would blow your mind
Night and day, night and day

You know I’m just a flight away
If you want it, you can take a private plane
Kilometres away we’re connecting
And you turn me on without even touching me
You know I got a lot to say
All these voices in the background of my brain
And they tell me everything you’re thinking
I imagine what you’ve already been plotting

Who would have known
You could make love telepathically
The moon is full my bed is empty
What I would do to you
If I had you in front of mе, I would blow your mind
Night and day, night and day

You know that I can see right through you
I can read your mind
I can read your mind
What you want to do?
It’s written all ovеr your face times two
‘Cause I can read your mind
I can read your mind
I can hear your thoughts like a melody
Listen while you talk when you’re fast asleep
You stay on the phone just to hear me breathe
On repeat

Who would have known
You could make love telepathically
The moon is full, my bed is empty
What I would do to you
If I had you in front of me, I would blow your mind
Night and day, night and day

You know I got a lot to say
All these voices in the background of my brain

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