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Carli Brill Sees the World Through a “Kaleidoscope”

By Margaret Adams

Southern California-native Carli Brill has released her new single, “Kaleidoscope.” This is the third single from Brill in the past year to introduce her new album. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Brendan St. Gelais, the singer-songwriter’s new independent era of music ushers in experimental sounds she explored while on her own.

Though Brill is currently based out of Nashville, her Southern California roots are incredibly evident in her music career; Brill grew up learning to play guitar, piano, voice, and flute. She eventually started her music career with her own Christmas album in 2016. In 2018, Brill won a nationwide contest, judged by Jessie J, to record tracks at L.A.’s Capitol Records. She released her debut self-titled pop EP under the name Sonora in 2019.

“Kaleidoscope” incorporates a Bossa Nova-type beat that combines well with the indie-pop drums and guitar. Along with Brill’s gorgeous vocals, the track can only be described as light and airy; the song itself screams “Southern California!” It is the perfect summer tune to play while laying out in the hot summer sun. Its lyrics also take on the “go-with-the-flow” mentality, as they communicate the ever-changing nature of humanity.

“The kaleidoscope represents how we as humans are continually changing, moving, morphing yet always possess that essential piece to who we are – even if it’s yet to be discovered,” says Carli. “I find that the song tells you where it wants to go,” she says. “I just trust what feels right.”

Fans of the Keren Ann, Mirah, and Tennis should check out Carli Brill’s new single “Kaleidoscope,” available now on all major platforms or find it on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture Playlist on Spotify.

Margaret Adams, Contributing Writer at Alchemical Records

Margaret Adams

Margaret Adams is a Psychology major and Rhetoric and Writing minor at The Catholic University of America from New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her work with Alchemical, she writes for CUA’s student newspaper, The Tower, and has recently been named Quill Editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and looking at pictures of her dog, Bella.

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