Listen: Tei Shi, “M&M’s”

M&Ms - Single

Tei Shi, who is originally from Vancouver but currently resides in Brooklyn, released her first song and single today “M&M’s”.  The song is undoubtedly impressive, with its slow rhythm, subtle guitar, and engaging beat that snares you in.  While she’ll probably be classified in the pop genre, much like Banks, Tei Shi incorporates a distinctive R&B quality into her music that is soulful and melancholy.  The best way to sum her up in one word is ‘saudade’ which is a portuguese term meaning “a deep emotional state of nostalgic or deeply melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves”.  Suadade is also the name of her debut EP so be on the lookout for that, and listen to “M&M’s” below. (via Gorilla vs. Bear)