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tei. - Single Review: Primal

02 May 2023 // A review by madeleinehoward

Tamaki Makaurau alternative RnB artist tei. released her new single Primal on the 21st of April.

Her latest release since 2019's Britney, which racked up over 660,000 plays on YouTube with no music video, Primal sees tei return with a moody yet head bopping track about a jealous, unhealthy relationship. 

Co-produced with regular collaborator Auto Angel, the track wastes no time in getting started, with tei's crisp vocals leading us straight into the verse, accompanied by heavy electronic bass, strong beats and a twinkling counter melody played on keys, a nice contrast to the mostly dark instrumentation. The melody is catchy, and the track manages to wriggle its way into my head pretty quickly after the first listen. Although it first comes across as a simple RnB track, tei keeps us on our toes with a key change after the second chorus into a dreamy, uplifting outro. 

Tei's mesmerising, velvety vocals coupled with polished production make for a smooth, hypnotising track. tei makes a strong return, and I look forward to seeing what she does next. 

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About tei.

tei. is an independent producer, songwriter & singer based in Central Tamaki Makaurau. tei.'s self-produced mixtapes OMW (2017) and The Alone One (2018) were met with critical acclaim, with local blogs such as The Spinoff & Sniffers backing her national and international reach.

"Introducing Tei, the Auckland artist behind the mixtape that’s blowing up on Soundcloud" - The Spinoff, 2017.

tei. has performed at some of Aotearoa’s most beloved festivals, including Newtown Festival (2017), The Others Way Festival (2018), and as a guest alongside management-mates Imugi at Rhythm & Vines (2019). tei. has also been a consistent fixture within the iconic Karangahape Road music scene throughout the years, having played her first gigs with The Grow Room at Whammy Bar in 2016.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for tei.

Releases

The Alone One
Year: 2018
Type: Album
OMW
Year: 2017
Type: Album

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