Next Friday, we will get to hear Tei Shi
's debut album, Crawl Space
and the Brooklyn-based fluid vocalist just gave us another song from it. It's called "Justify" and it's a hypnotic track and even though there aren't many lyrics in it, it's taking her to a whole new level.
It sounds like a mix of Die Antwoord, Grimes, and FKA Twigs and at one point, it even reminds us of Janet Jackson; there's a whole lot going on. Tei Shi delivers her hazy, alluring R&B vocals over bass-heavy electronic beats. The lyrics are as straightforward as, "Justify my age, just-justify my age / Justify my name, just-justify my name / Justify my face, just-justify my face / Justify my brain, just-justify my brain
." It's both poised and gorgeous but also intensely commanding. It's a total curveball from any of Tei Shi's other work and we can't get enough of her.
will be out on March 31st and we still
think it'll be one of the greatest albums we will hear this year