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Listen To TEEKS' Larger Than Life EP 'I'

Listen To TEEKS' Larger Than Life EP 'I'

Annabel Kean / Monday 31st August, 2020 11:35AM

Māori vocal dynamo Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi, who you'll know by the moniker TEEKS, has shared the first instalment from his debut album, due out in full early next year. I plunges the listener into TEEKS' larger than life soul-pop compositions, only giving you a chance to catch your breath between the funk bass licks in 'These Hands', before pulling you back under with tear jerker 'Without You'. The four songs feel like a journey, as TEEKS explores the extremities of his own emotions, and asks the listener to join him. This vulnerability is the fruits of rejecting colonial norms of masculinity, and embracing the values of Te Ao Māori. Take the time to enjoy I, it deserves your undivided attention...

Dive into the Tom Gould directed clip for 'Without You' and take in the breathtaking Hokianga vistas...

TEEKS' debut album is out February 2021 via Sony Music Entertainment New Zealand.


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