News__ Watch: Tei Shi “M&Ms”

October 04, 2013 | By

No M&Ms were harmed in the making of this video.

Brooklyn singer/songwriter, Tei Shi drops her debut video for the super sultry "M&Ms." The young vocalist's dark and dream-like first single is a conflicted ode to a failed romantic encounter. The chorus ruminates on a dream that her lover leaves, and she croons repeatedly, almost moaning, "I deserved it." Composed of multi-layered vocal tracks, it's a solid contribution to the waves of female neo-soul artists playing with the darker, more melancholic side of electronic pop right now.

Mac Boucher also makes his directorial debut, picturing two sides of Tei Shi--one a stripped-down vision of her wearing a white slip in a forest flooded with light. The other is a regal portrait of the songstress seated at a banquet table in full white face makeup, dripping in beaded jewelry and a crown.

"M&Ms" is the first single off Tei Shi's forthcoming Saudade EP, out November 12.

Watch Tei Shi's "M&Ms" below and catch her performance at Gorilla vs. Bear's CMJ showcase in NY later this month.

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