Honestly, it took us a few minutes to come back to earth, before we could write about Alaina Castillo’s newest track, ‘Indica.’ We were busy floating above our bodies!
It’s About Weed….
Houston-born, Mexican-American, singer-songwriter Alaina Castillo dropped her newest single, ‘Indica,’ on March 26th, and everyone here at THP HQ has been straight vibing with it since its release. Alaina said “no, thank you” to vanilla love songs, instead, dedicating this trippy yet calming song, to a love story of weed culture, and, honestly, it just makes so much sense! Plus, the song dropped at 4:20 PM, which is just a mood. Alaina rebrands how love is so often described, instead vibing with the intoxicating kind of love, that stimulates minds, like a drug. In case you didn’t know, ‘Indica’ is a strain of weed, which is often credited with aiding relaxation and creating a therapeutic state of mind. Alaina Castillo recently chatted to High Times about the track and cited weed as a tool within her creative process as a songwriter. And we’re officially on that Alaina Castillo high, too!
‘Indica’ is about escaping into an alternate reality. I want it to be a reset button that puts you in a different once you’ve listened to it.Alaina Castillo
The stylistic decisions in the track, fit Alaina’s aims so perfectly. The airy, calming vocals, paired with the off-beat cymbals, create a trippy yet relaxed atmosphere, fitting so warmly with the lyrical playfulness of this track. We also picked up on the mindful sound of trickling water at the song’s close, further adding to the ASMR vibes of this floaty track. ‘Indica’ is taken from Alaina’s forthcoming debut LP, coming later this year, and we are so here for it. But until then, if you need us, you’ll find us in our little chilled-out bubble, vibing with ‘Indica.’
Floating away with the music video!
And as if the track itself wasn’t enough, Alaina also recently performed ‘Indica’ on Grammy.com for their Press Play series, which means, not only have we got a new track, we’ve got it live already! But wait, there’s more! Alaina has just dropped her music video for ‘Indica,’ and it’s everything we wanted for this track! Premiered, very fittingly, on High Times, the music video is cosmic, out-of-body, and relaxingly comfy. It feels as though we’ve dived into Alaina’s creatively calm mind with these stunning visuals. And on a separate note, we’re going to need that unicorn rainbow jacket, please!
Check our the brand new ‘Indica’ music video right here!
Alaina Castillo was recently announced as a performer for the 2021 Latin American Music Awards, set to air live on April 15th, 2021, making this Alaina’s debut award show performance. If the visuals of the ‘Indica’ music video are anything to go by, we’re sure the performance visuals and staging will be incredible. We’ve got a strong feeling this year will cement Alaina’s place even further in the industry, and everyone here at The Honey POP can see Alaina’s career being mapped out in the stars. So can Billboard, who recently named Alaina as one of their Latin Artists to Watch in 2021. We’re so here for it, and we can’t wait to see what comes next for Alaina Castillo.
Show your support!
Download, stream and buy ‘Indica’ and settle in for a reset to your evening. Climb into bed, take the weight off from your busy day, and get lost in ‘Indica’ with Alaina Castillo.
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Featured Image Credit: Henry Amman