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KiNG MALA is an alternative soul artist based in Los Angeles. AKA Areli Castro, 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. Both her music and visuals experiment with masculine tropes, sharing, “There’s something about taking something traditionally masculine and wearing it as a woman that makes me feel really powerful.” These masculine threads weave throughout everything she does, hence King rather than Queen and “MALA,” which roughly translates to “bad bitch” in Spanish. Sharing her feelings from the bottom of her heart, KiNG MALA encourages you to dig deep and connect with your inner-self. Life is messy and we shouldn’t feel ashamed to show our emotions and speak our mind.
Eliciting both a gentleness and fierceness, KiNG MALA uses darker themes, turning them into lighter toned songs and taking some of the weight off of the troubles of life.
KiNG MALA has garnered acclaim from Live Nation’s Ones to Watch, Wonderland Magazine, V Magazine, Refinery 29, Flaunt Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, LADYGUNN and American Songwriter, to name a few.