Welcome New Zealand’s newest and brightest star - TEEKS.
When TEEKS sings his voice rings out, low and sonorous like a sun on the horizon. His character befits his voice. Deep and in tune with his view of life at the prime age of 24. This begins to tell the story of the singer-songwriter's music, which blends intimate lyrics, classic soul and modern electronic soundscapes.
June 23, 2017 saw the release of his debut EP THE GRAPEFRUIT SKIES. Recorded in New York and in New Zealand, the EP made a powerful statement and boldly introduced TEEKS to the world, establishing the young artist as one of Aotearoa’s next great talents.
Steeped in old-school soul and yet shimmering with moments that capture TEEKS’ strength of youth, THE GRAPEFRUIT SKIES stopped critics in their tracks and shot straight up the charts, with its lead single ‘If Only’ peaking at #1 on the New Zealand Viral Chart on Spotify and #1 on the R&B/Soul Chart on iTunes NZ.
In the short space of just five months, the EP went on to achieve more than 2 million streams on Spotify and earned TEEKS three nominations at the 2017 New Zealand Music Awards - ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’, ‘Best Soul and R’n’B Artist’ and ‘Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Artist’, which he won.