The Colombian-Canadian artist, Tei Shi, releases a new single today titled “Die 4 Your Love” — listen to the track here. The LA-based artist is taking control of her career and defining what her artistry means to her. She’s excited for this turn in her career and explains, “I’m really looking forward to being able to create and release more hand in hand, and to choose who I bring into my work and career in a more natural way.”
The infectious, electronic-pop track, written with a collaborator, Daniel Ledinsky, shows off her sultry vocals layered over the ’80s -tinged synths and an undeniable dance-influenced beat.
According to the artist, the song was created pretty effortlessly when she attended a 5-day writing retreat in Texas with Ledinsky. She shared, “The writing process was really fun and instant, Daniel and I were perfectly on the same page as soon as that first verse was written, and from there the song just flowed out. I think we both wanted it to feel dark and kind of delusional but also happy and uplifting at the same time.”
The song was finished and the resulting masterpiece mixes a combination of Tei Shi‘s original dark-electronic vibes and pop sensibilities. Tei Shi reflected, “‘Die 4 Ur Love’ is a song about the end of the world as you know it. About losing someone or something you never knew you could lose, and then all of a sudden your reality shifts. All the things you would have done, or said, the love you could have given, and being willing to die over it. I wrote it right after the new year when I was feeling a sense of impending doom and darkness, which now feels surreal to see taking form in a real way around the world and in how the rest of 2020 has unfolded.”
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