Tei Shi Releases New Song & Video For “Even If It Hurts” Featuring Blood Orange

Today, Tei Shi announces details of her highly anticipated sophomore album La Linda, to be released on November 15th on Downtown Records.

Tei Shi (the artist moniker of Valerie Teicher) has also shared a new single and incredible new video titled “Even If It Hurts” featuring Blood Orange. The song was produced by Dev Hynes and Noah Breakfast, and the video was produced in partnership with sun-grown cannabis brand Sunday Goods. Hynes also stars in the video which also features styling from some of the most exciting new designers of right now.

LISTEN TO “EVEN IF IT HURTS” FEATURING BLOOD ORANGE HERE

Tei Shi says, “I made this song with two of my closest collaborators – Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and Noah Breakfast. It came together in pieces between LA and New York but sprouted from the lyrics Dev and I kept on singing – ‘even if it hurts…I just don’t mind’. The concept is really the realization and acceptance that pain is a natural consequence of love. It’s a duet about the ways in which we make ourselves vulnerable to those we love, sometimes at a high cost. The video was directed by Cara Stricker and with an incredible and almost exclusively female creative crew. It features a multitude of amazing designers like Collina Strada, Vaquera, Christopher John Rogers, Mugler, Maryam Nassir Zadeh . I wanted to capture the romantic and melancholic elements of the song but put them in a world that feels removed from the every day, its own little odd paradise where Dev and I existed parallel to one another but never really together.”

Adds director Cara Stricker: “”I wanted to explore the iconography of love in art history through a modern yet romantic lens. Creating stillness and emotive movement to reflect the physical or emotional space in love… vulnerability, numbing immersion, knowing the truth, becoming closer, fighting for it, letting them in…even if it hurts. It’s a conversation between opposing perspectives in a relationship.”

WATCH HERE

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