TEE’s commitment to impassioned storytelling is the anchor point of his debut EP. ‘A DOZEN ROSES // A Love Story’, set for release 26 February.
Across seven varied tracks, spoken-word interludes and soundscapes, the EP tackles fatherhood, vulnerability, mental health and love within its umbrella concept of emotional acceptance and expectation. Combining TEE’s production and lyrical delivery, the introduction to Farrell’s music is as highly ambitious as it is cinematic in its sensory appeal.
Following ‘Real’ ft Kaine, ’Crown of Thorns’ featuring Lauren Iyra and Little Grace, is the second single taken from the EP. “When two flawed people commit to the pursuit of love and acceptance nothing can get in the way. The title Crown of Thorns is the concept of taking something that is painful and turning into something beautiful. Yes it’s made of thorns but they have created a crown nevertheless. We are all flawed, every single one of us and that’s what makes us who we are. What will you create from those flaws.”
2021 marks an authoritative step toward the spotlight by an artist that has already promised so much but is now looking to deliver. As we will come to see, TEE’s music is unflinching in its demand that it’s time to talk, led by the commitment of an artist who’s centred their purpose on a need to listen. “I want to be able to open conversations,” Tee explains of his music. “As a society we’re better at it. But there’s not enough conversations about real shit.”