23-year-old New Zealand Māori soul singer Teeks has a voice that will take you places – places steeped in the detail, depth, and observational nuance of a substantially older soul.
These qualities are on display throughout his debut EP “The Grapefruit Skies,” a heartfelt meditation on the relationships between love, loss, and reflection.
Articulated through blues-tinged instrumentation, and Teeks aching vocals and lyric writing, it’s 2017 release positioned him alongside a new generation of international modern soul vocalists like Kwabs and Leon Bridges. A new classic has arrived, and as his throwback, Shae Sterling directed music videos so clearly display, arrived with a fully-formed vintage aesthetic.
Stream “The Grapefruit Skies” on Spotify.