Tei Shi, aka Colombian-Canadian musician Valerie Teicher, was forced to cancel her tour with frequent collaborator Blood Orange due to the pandemic. But today, she’s back with her first new music since last year’s LP La Linda, a thumping electro-pop banger called “Die 4 Ur Love.” As she explains in a statement:
“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.
Listen to “Die 4 Ur Love” below.