28 Octobre 2020
KiNG MALA doesn’t hesitate in spilling her feelings. Her music narrates letting go of fear, being honest with yourself and those around you and ultimately living your truest self. Life is messy and we shouldn’t feel ashamed to show our emotions and speak our mind.
"Homebody" is some of Castro's most honest work to date, with the songwriter not openly admitting her feelings and not trying to disguise who she is at heart. She confides, "This song is about my social anxiety and how much I really just want to be home like... all of the time. I’ve struggled for a long time feeling like I belonged and trying to be comfortable with myself. I truly always feel awkward and dorky and misplaced at every party I’m invited to, and the more I talked to people about it, the more I’ve realized most people feel the exact same way as I do."
Sonically "Homebody" features a throbbing bassline, infectious layered harmonies and feel-good piano melodies. Who needs to go out, when you can party to KiNG MALA from the comfort of your home?
Produced by Rob Auerbach and mastered by John Greenham (Billie Eilish, Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Banks), her music evokes a youthful energy while maintaining a musical sophistication.
KiNG MALA hopes her music may allow others to feel confident and cool, confiding, “I hope it helps people feel okay with what they feel, I'm a person with very intense feelings and it took me a long time to realize that that's a gift not a weakness.” Raised in a hispanic home, the artist is passionate about supporting the LGBTQ+, POC and Indigenous communities and being open about mental health.