Published on October 30th, 2020 | by Hype S0
Kat Dahlia Reveals Unexpected Vulnerability in Latin Album ‘SeVeN’
Cuban-American songstress Kat Dahlia dives head first into her Latin roots with long awaited Spanglish album, ‘SeVeN’.
The enchanting 10-track project is sweet, honest, fierce, and wholly empowering. Written by and for women, each record is fused with a uniquely female perspective and healthy dose of vulnerability, sorely lacking in Latin music often written by men.
SeVeN Cover Art
‘SeVeN’ is a well curated collection of Kat’s best, featuring singles “Vale Na”, “Si Yo No Voy”, “Facil”, and “Dime Si Te Llego” featuring Dominican-American hitmaker Fuego. She was inspired to create this album to solidify a new chapter in her life:
“It’s been seven years since I released my debut single “Gangsta” and I wanted to have a title for this album that spoke to the evolution of my entire career thus far…. I feel more like me than ever.” – Kat Dahlia
Between the powerful vocals, sweeping production and effortlessly cool songwriting, Dahlia serves up a perfect, no-skip soundtrack for any occasion.
Photo Credit Maria Juliah
Not new to the spotlight nor the industry, Dahlia was signed back in 2012 by Vested in Culture via Epic Records after being spotted by one of its A&Rs. Her 2013 debut single and video “Gangsta” depicted the artist as a confident and unabashed woman ready for her moment. Her album Garden was released to critical acclaim, garnering a spot on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2016, she released her EP ‘20s, 50s, 100s’ on Soundcloud featuring standout record “Voices in My Head” and an assortment of visuals with Dahlia flexing her creative and acting ability.
Fusing the sounds of R&B, Afrobeats, Afropop, Reggaeton, and Latin, Dahlia’s newest project ‘SeVeN’ reflects a global, eclectic mix of records. Dahlia notes, “I wanted to bring my own sound into Latin music. I come from two worlds. My parents both being born from Cuba, but then growin up in Miami and listening to American music from hip hop, trap, R&B, soul, pop, reggae, rock– it gave me a love for all types of music. I just wanted to blend all the vibes.”
Listen to SeVen —