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TEA takes us to the “Funhouse” in her latest video release

Toronto, ON – Toronto songstress TEA recently released her debut six-track LP entitled Dangerous Drinking Games, as well as a fresh new video for her track “Funhouse.”

This joint was produced by SmashMouth Entertainment producer Garrett Welldone (who you’re probably familiar with as one half of the The Bass6 supreme production duo). “Funhouse” is one hella eerie track. TEA takes us into her funhouse and introduces us to the insanity: “You want to come in?/ I’ll show you my house.”

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TEA self-directed this video and the visuals are slick AF. This woman is a phenomena. I just really feel compelled to watch her. She’s like a magical mythical vixen creature or something: bleached blonde crimped hair, lilac John Lennon glasses, and bright red lips. And when she drops lines like “You want some TEA?/ I baked you a cake,” she puts you through a minor mindf**k. You can’t tell if she’s offering up herself (because…uh…TEA) or if she actually has a kettle brewing hot water to make a pot of tea.

I really dig the fact that she used a Welldone beat on here. That’s a classic Welldone trap beat could have easily been snatched up and used on any number of rap tracks. But I love how TEA turned it into airy, breathy, experimental art pop.

For the record: this TEA track induces the same kind of feelers you get when you listen to cloud rap or really introspective stoner rap. It’s hypnotic and haunting and leaves you feeling like a total space cadet. Love this girl.


Twitter: @teakittagucci | @garrettwelldone

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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