TEEKS releases the lush and intimate four-track collection ‘I’.
Following the release of the serene music video for ‘Without You’, which premiered on US Vogue, ‘I’ is a beautiful collection of stripped-back and ethereal songs.
With a honey-soaked voice, ‘I’ showcases TEEKS (Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi) immense songwriting capability. Vulnerable and softspoken, TEEKS croons over a series of moody production sharing touching moments of human vulnerability.
A distinctly unique artist, TEEKS’ waiata draw from the experiences through which he uncovered strength in vulnerability, and learned the power of complete emotional expression. These discoveries came hand-in-hand with TEEKS’ rejection of colonial notions of masculinity and personal reclamation of the duality that lies at the heart of Te Ao Māori: the worldview of his indigenous ancestors.
With his debut album due for release in February of next year, the future is very bright for TEEKS.
You can check out ‘I’ below.