TEI drops latest single ‘PRIMAL’, a smoothly addictive track driven by a hypnotic beat + silky velvet vocal
Tei. delivers a slinky, sinister, introspective vibe with the moody ‘Primal’, a song shining a light on the darker aspects of being in an unbalanced, unhealthy relationship and the choices that need to be made.
Says Tei., “’Primal’ is about the jealousy and insecurity that kept occurring with an ex, where they would become extremely jealous when I was just out at the club working and performing or seeing my friends. I think it’s a mood many people have experienced, where they’re being loyal while just trying to have fun and get lit. But some people, maybe a partner, bring a heavy energy in their lives and try to bring them down. In which case, you either need to find a balance and make the most of the situation, or just escape!”
Over the last few years, Tei. has developed her singer/song-writing skills while simultaneously finessing her self-taught recording and production skills via numerous collabs with other like-minded musical souls.
With ‘Primal’, the 26-year-old independent artist embraced co-producing duties with regular collaborator Auto Angel (FKA Bbgurl) at the helm as Producer, as well as co-directing the accompanying video, directed by Benji Taylor.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2017, Tei. has been continually honing her craft within the underground Auckland music scene and beyond, releasing critically acclaimed self-produced mixtapes OMW and The Alone One, and 2019’s single ‘Britney’ which blew up on YouTube garnering over 660,000 views despite not having a music video.
The singer/songwriter, classically trained pianist, and multi-instrumentalist that makes up Tei., continues her exploration of self through her relatable stories about the twists and turns of life, all the while happily paving her own uniquely bold musical path with her soulful sound and alternative audioscapes.
Proving to be one to watch, keep your eyes peeled and ears to the ground as Tei’s rising star deserves to be firmly on your radar.
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