Mixing indie pop, electronic and R&B influences, Crawl Space is an assertive and masterful debut that sounds like little else out there. On this intimate record, Tei Shi brings a remarkable clarity to the act of being vulnerable, inviting her listener to bear witness to her innermost emotions.
Keep Running is the first single from the album, and is out now. The sumptuous video, directed by Agostina Gálvez, shows off a sultrier side to Tei Shi unseen in her previous visuals.
Director Agostina Gálvez noted, “Val (Tei Shi) and I connected creatively very fast and we were able to integrate our ideas in an interesting way. She wanted to do a karaoke scene and that was the starting point to develop the rest of the story in the video. What I like the most about it is how ordinary elements become strange, generating a special atmosphere throughout the song. Shooting her was great, her slow moves and graceful gestures made her whole performance hypnotic.”
Teicher went on to say, “‘Keep Running’ was the first new track I wrote shortly after releasing my last EP. It’s a kind of call to arms to someone you love, to take on and confront all of life’s obstacles together. To fight to stay together through thick and thin. A ride or die kind of love.”
Tei Shi‘s debut LP Crawl Space is out March 31 on Downtown/Interscope.