Tei Shi is the project of Colombian and Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Valerie Teicher. She has released two EPs — Saudade (2013) and Verde (2015) and two full length albums — Crawl Space (2017) and La Linda (2019).
Tei Shi has not only been hard at work on the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2017 debut Crawl Space but also found time to collaborate with Blood Orange on his album Negro Swan, featuring on the track ‘HOPE’ with P Diddy. Tei Shi also starred in the video for the song alongside Diddy, A$AP Rocky, and Tyler, The Creator and joined Blood Orange onstage at this year's Coachella Music Festival.
Her highly anticipated EP which will be released this summer talks about losses and ends to relationships throughout the years. ”At the time [of recording], 2020 had already started off to a weird and depressing start for me and I was in this kind of sad, apocalyptic state of mind when I was there. The songs came out of that, and of just being in a strange space with my feelings and thoughts.”
On the first song off this upcoming project, ‘Die 4 Ur Love’, marks a new chapter in the L.A based artist’s career, trading out the introspective and understated R&B sound of ‘La Linda’ for an out and out electro-pop smash.