With a sound that is both sweetly intimate yet global in nature, Nigerian superstar singer, songwriter, and producer Tems has announced her debut EP For Broken Ears, set for release on September 25th. Following a similar pattern as her previous releases to date, the EP was primarily written and produced by Tems herself, with additional production by Oddio, Spax, and Omeiza.
Listen to the EP’s lead single “Damages” HERE and pre-order/saveTems’ debut EP, For Broken Ears HERE.
In 2018, Tems (real name Temilade Openiyi) released her debut single “Mr Rebel.” A fusion of alternative R&B and neo-soul genres fused with traditional Nigerian sounds, the track instantly put Tems on the map as one of Nigeria’s most exciting musical voices. However, it was the release of 2019’s “Try Me” which saw the pioneering artist and Lagos Island native truly establish her trademark alternative R&B sound, bringing both global interest and a groundswell of excitement as a result. With over 3 million views on the video and applause from the likes of The FADER, Complex, Okayafrica and more, not to mention shooting the cover of Nigeria’s biggest cultural and tastemaker title Native Magazine earlier this year, Tems has gone on to collaborate with the likes of Khalid, Disclosure, Davido, Wizkid, DRB Lasgidi, and Odunsi (The Engine).