Tei Shi has released the new single “A Kiss Goodbye.” The Colombian/Canadian artist been busy working on the follow-up to her 2017 debut Crawl Space but also found time to collaborate with Blood Orange featuring on the track “HOPE.”
On, “A Kiss Goodbye,” Tei Shi channels that dreamy euphoria into a luminous pop number laced with airy vocal work, untethered melodies, and gently shuffling rhythms—a major tonal departure from her more darkly textured debut. Produced by Stint (Santigold, HEALTH, Gallant), “A Kiss Goodbye” also finds Tei Shi reconnecting musically with her Latin roots and influences, delicately drawing influence from ’70s Brazilian pop and Spanish folk ballads. And at the bridge, with its heady trap-leaning beats “A Kiss Goodbye” takes on a new urgency that echoes the intense self-possession at the heart of her lyrics.
“This song is about intuition—following my gut and my body more than my head,” says Tei Shi aka Valerie Teicher . “It’s about learning from love and from giving so much of myself to other people, and coming out of it with a more selfish mindset, to save my love and my nurturing for myself. It’s about figuring out who you are on your own and without someone else defining that for you, through trusting yourself and allowing for the universe, the supernatural, the unexpected to take hold.”