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 sophomore album which will be released later this year was largely inspired by a move to the West coast — the change of scenery and natural beauty of her new surroundings have worked their way into her music.
On the first song off this upcoming project, ‘A Kiss Goodbye’, Tei Shi channels that dreamy euphoria into a luminous pop number laced with airy vocal work, untethered melodies, and gently shuffling rhythms—a major tonal departure from her more darkly textured debut. Pulling from her latin roots and influences, the song draws from Brazilian music of the 60s as well as Latin American folk ballads.