Los Angeles based, alternative soul artist KiNG MALA, aka Areli Castro, has just released her latest single 'She Calls Me Daddy'.
The track oozes with both sass and power, with the artist claiming her sexuality and putting expectant men in their place. The song narrates her experience of men trying to steal her girl right in front of her eyes. KiNG MALA describes this as “a sucky reality of being in a queer relationship.” Eliciting both a gentleness and fierceness, she uses darker themes, turning them into lighter toned songs and taking some of the weight off of the troubles of life.
'She Calls Me Daddy' has a gentle, playful tone. With a laxed, trippy beat that sits under a muffled, easy-going bassline, the song progresses to subtle piano and stabbing synths, adding a tasteful glaze of character. The production unravels like a witty story - in its simplicity it leaves the crown for the musician's phenomenally clever and mesmerizing lyrical ability. Playing on metaphors and sharing moments of her experiences through a KiNG MALA lens, the track allows her to take back her power and own who she is.
“The whole “I’m gonna steal your girlfriend” vibe was so cool to play around with but in all seriousness I really just want to normalise queer relationships and empower womxn and non-binary folks and make them feel badass.”
The El Paso born musician pens songs which touch on themes from lust, sexuality and badass femininity. Not afraid to spill her guts, the songwriter set out with the hopes to spark confidence in both herself and her listeners, creating music that will make you walk taller and speak louder. 'She Calls Me Daddy' is out now.
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