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Tei Shi Valerie

Tei Shi announces the forthcoming album, Valerie

08 February 2024, 13:18 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Singer-songwriter, producer, and DJ Tei Shi – AKA Valerie Teicher Barbosa – has announced her eponymous album, Valerie, alongside the single "Quédate Queriéndome”.

he accompanying raw visual directed by frequent collaborator and friend Vogue Giambri, finds Tei Shi on a secluded beach yelling at the moon as the bachata-fueled production kicks in.

Tei Shi shares her thoughts on “Quedate Queriéndome” stating: “Although I wrote “QQ” not from a place of romantic hardship, I wanted to display what I felt through this universal story of the doomed love affair. With both the song and the video I sought to paint that portrait. I worked with Vogue Giambri on the video and choreography, which opens with a monologue Vogue wrote that I then translated into Spanish. What you hear in the intro is a mix of those versions, threading both languages similarly to how I do in my music. She adds, “I have always loved bachata and knew I wanted to create my spin on it at some point. The process of mixing those acoustic elements and rhythms and bringing them into my eclectic world was a pivotal part of the album-making process…I think it sets the scene well for what else is to come on Valerie.”

Valerie is set for release on 19 April

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