click here for more
click here for more
Tei. Drops Single / Video 'Primal'

Tei. Drops Single / Video 'Primal'

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Connor Crawford / Friday 21st April, 2023 1:11PM

Tāmaki Makarau's tei. is back with her eminently stylish first official single since the pre-pandemic days of 2019. Feeling like a futuristic R&B banger for haze-filled, chrome-surfaced clubs and haunted highways, the prowling grooves and crisp beats of 'Primal' were produced in collaboration with Auto Angel (formerly known as Bbgurl). Addressing themes of jealousy and relationship insecurity head-on, a beleaguered tei. hits the open road with mysterious cargo in the song's cinematic accompanying visuals, co-directed by the artist and Benji Taylor, and made with support from NZ On Air. You can catch Auto Angel with buds Baby Zionov and Hybrid Rose at Whammy Backroom on 6th May (tickets HERE) — here's tei.'s own words on the track...

“’Primal’ is about the jealousy and insecurity that kept occurring with an ex, where they would become extremely jealous when I was just out at the club working and performing or seeing my friends. I think it’s a mood many people have experienced, where they’re being loyal while just trying to have fun and get lit. But some people, maybe a partner, bring a heavy energy in their lives and try to bring them down. In which case, you either need to find a balance and make the most of the situation, or just escape!” — tei.


Share this
Subscribe/Follow Us
Don’t miss a thing! Follow us on your favourite platform  

Help Support Independent Music News
You can show your support to keep UnderTheRadar running by making a contribution. From $5, any amount can make a huge difference and keep us bringing you the best, comprehensive local content. ♥
Support UTR!

Dolls On Tour: Auto Angel, Baby Zionov, Hybrid Rose
Sat 6th May 9:30pm
Whammy Backroom, Auckland