Written by Lauren Rosier
Atlanta powerhouse vocalist, Teddy Swims, shares his brand new single, “Broke,” and the accompanying music video.
Teddy has been working hard after racking up over 160 million views, creating a buzz among Rolling Stone and Idolator, and even earning an endorsement from the country-pop queen, Shania Twain.
About “Broke,” he said, “The song, as carefree as it may sound, comes from an honest place. I was so used to being broke my whole life that it is hard to believe I’m not hurting for money anymore. My brother and best friends now have full-time salaries through the TeddySwims [project]. I was able to buy my dad a new truck. Earlier this year, when the whole team drove across the country to Los Angeles, we weren’t staying in motels and on couches anymore— we had an Airbnb in the Hollywood Hills. It is because of the friends and family who’ve supported my vision that this is happening. This song, which was written right before the pandemic hit, captures the journey that I’ve gone through over the last year.”
Swims stands for someone who isn’t me sometimes: “a reference to Teddy’s struggle to integrate the different parts of himself. Teddy’s goal through music is to break barriers and bring people together.”
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