Portales - meaning ‘portals’, is a song capturing that moment in love that feels like floating. “It’s a song inspired by love and the capacity it has to profoundly change us,” says Kaleema. The song starts stunningly with a peppering of dreamlike chimes, which coupled with the punching line ‘portales se abren cuando estás cerca de mi’ (portals open when you’re close to me) sets a passionate tone. The chorus escalates together with a winding melody that will live effortlessly in the listener’s head, lyrically inciting urgency and forward motion. Weaving the verses together are interludes laced with Andean flutes and pulsating electronics. It’s a song that embodies the wild experience of love at its fullest expression.
Kaleema is Heidi Lewandowski - a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and singer from Buenos Aires who’s planted herself deeply in the potent Latin American electronic scene.
She released her debut album Nomada in 2017, receiving an array of critical acclaim for how she seamlessly and hypnotically weaves together contemporary electronic elements and tradition Latin American instrumentals. Since the release of the album, she’s been catapulted onto renowned stages such as MUTEK Montreal, Lollapalooza Chile among others and has collaborated with artists such as Chancha Via Circuito, Mateo Kingman, Lido Pimienta, and many more.
Portales is the lead single from Útera (2020), Kaleema’s second studio album forthcoming on Wonderwheel Recordings.
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