Argentinian-born, Brooklyn-based songstress Tei Shi’s songs have been described as everything from “bedroom music” and “mermaid rock” to “future pop” and “alt-R&B”.
She said she was drawn to it because it was a little grittier than a lot of stuff on Beyonce’s self-titled surprise album that dropped at the end of 2014.
Then she was found out it was co-written by Caroline Polachek of fellow Brooklynites/synthpop duo Chairlift, and it all made sense.
Tei Shi (aka Valerie Teicher) didn’t aim to imitate Beyonce, but gave the R&B jam her a fresh take with her own otherworldly vocals front and center.
(Personally, I really love that she keeps the snaps)