After the Storm (Kali Uchis song)

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"After the Storm"
After The Storm album art.jpg
Single by Kali Uchis featuring Tyler, the Creator and Bootsy Collins
from the album Isolation
ReleasedJanuary 12, 2018
FormatDigital download
Kali Uchis singles chronology
"Nuestro Planeta"
"After the Storm"

"After the Storm" is a song by Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis. It was released on January 12, 2018 by Virgin EMI Records and Interscope Records, as the third single from her debut studio album, Isolation. The track features a guest verse from American rapper Tyler, the Creator and American singer Bootsy Collins, It was written by Kalis Uchis, Tyler, the Creator, Bootsy Collins, Matthew Tavares, Alexander Sowinski, Leland Whitty, and Chester Hansen, and produced by BadBadNotGood.

Background and release[edit]

On February 3, 2015, Uchis stated in an interview with Billboard that she wanted to work with Bootsy Collins, "I followed him on Twitter and he still hasn't followed me back, so I'm just waiting for him to follow me".[2] Bootsy Collins responded to Kali Uchis' interview days after the publication via Twitter. Both Uchis and Collins worked on music in Collins' ranch in Ohio.[3]

The single was released for digital download on January 12, 2018.[1]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video, directed by Nadia Lee Cohen, was released on January 25, 2018. The video features scenes with Tyler, the Creator as a plant, and Bootsy Collins in animated form.[4]

In a review of Uchis' video, The Verge's Kaitlyn Tiffany describes the video as a "radically lemon-yellow ensemble".[5] Vogue writer Rachel Hahn describes Uchis' outfit as a "bright blue lounge set fit for a ’50s housewife".[6]

Live performances[edit]

On March 15, 2018, Kali Uchis performed "After the Storm" with Tyler, the Creator and The Roots for her television debut on The Tonight Show.[7][8] On April 15, 2018, Uchis performed the song during her set at Coachella with Tyler, the Creator.[9]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal and the Isolation album liner notes.[10][11]

  • Mixed and mastered at Bedrock.LA (Los Angeles, California)



Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b "After The Storm (feat. Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins) – Single by Kali Uchis on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Leight, Elias (February 3, 2015). "Kali Uchis Talks 'Por Vida,' Working With Snoop & Tyler, The Creator & Twitter Stalking Bootsy Collins". Billboard. Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  3. ^ Lobenfeld, Claire (April 11, 2018). "Kali Uchis Breaks Down Every Song on Her Debut Album, Isolation". Pitchfork. Condé Nast Entertainment. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Gaca, Anna (January 25, 2018). "Video: Kali Uchis – "After the Storm" ft. Tyler, the Creator and Bootsy Collins". Spin. Billboard. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  5. ^ Tiffany, Kaitlyn (January 26, 2018). "In Kali Uchis' After the Storm video, money can buy love". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Hahn, Rachel (June 13, 2018). "Kali Uchis Style Profile". Vogue. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Jones, Abbey (March 15, 2018). "Kali Uchis & Tyler, The Creator's 'After the Storm' Performance on 'Fallon': Video". Billboard. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  8. ^ India, Lindsey (March 15, 2018). "Tyler The Creator Performs ''After the Storm'' With Kali Uchis". XXL. Townsquare Media. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  9. ^ Blais-Billie, Braudie (April 15, 2018). "Watch Kali Uchis Bring Out Tyler, the Creator at Coachella 2018". Pitchfork. Condé Nast Entertainment. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  10. ^ "TIDAL". Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  11. ^ Isolation (CD liner notes). Kali Uchis. Virgin Records. 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Kali Uchis – After the Storm". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 9, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.