Stream: Taleen Kali, ‘Flower of Life’

Taleen Kali (Photo by James Duran)

Taleen Kali conspired to make brash, riot grrrl-inspired songs as part of TULIPS before going solo in 2017 and releasing the EP “Soul Songs” the following summer. That music is but one side of Kali, a fixture on the L.A. scene who practices healing arts and late last year released a soundbath EP, “Songs for Meditation.”

Now she’s out of the bath and back to making splashes — her new single “Flower of Life,” which she started playing live in 2019 and was released today, is a hard-charging excursion into punk/shoegaze “about coming back to life after the trials and tribulations of the pandemic and the horrors of the past decade,” she says.

It’s the title track to Kali’s first solo album, which is co-produced by Jeff Schroeder (of Smashing Pumpkins) and Josiah Mazzaschi (Bizou, Light FM, Child Seat and, in general, a very busy man).

Expect guitars. “Flower of Life,” she says, “has about 10 guitars packed into two minutes, which is twice the amount of guitars we’ve ever put on a recording.” Like her press photo, that’s enough to turn a mixer (Mazzaschi) upside down.

||| Stream: “Flower of Life”

||| Live: Taleen Kali performs April 27 at Resident, along with Emerald Isle and Sun Colony. Tickets.

||| Previously: “Half a Lie”