WATCH: Tei Shi Shares “Even If It Hurts” Video feat. Blood Orange
Her new record La Linda is out November 15.
Valerie Teicher, a.k.a. Tei Shi, has announced details of her forthcoming sophomore record, La Linda. It’ll be out November 15 via Downtown Records. She also shared a new single and a video to “Even If It Hurts,” a track featuring Blood Orange and produced by Dev Hynes and Noah Breakfast.
Of the track, Tei Shi explained, “I made this song with two of my closest collaborators—Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and Noah Breakfast. It came together in pieces between LA and New York but sprouted from the lyrics Dev and I kept on singing—’even if it hurts…I just don’t mind.’ The concept is really the realization and acceptance that pain is a natural consequence of love. It’s a duet about the ways in which we make ourselves vulnerable to those we love, sometimes at a high cost.”
Directed by Cara Stricker with an almost all-female crew, the video features the artistic clothing of designers Collina Strada, Vaquera, Christopher John Rogers, Mugler, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh. Dev Hynes wears hot pink and strolls down epic steps leading to the sea; Tei Shi strolls in gorgeous gowns beneath willow trees and Grecian temples. Watch it below.