Los Angeles-based Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter, Tei Shi has released her new single, “Bad Premonition” today. The intimately shot visual, directed by frequent collaborator Jonatán López, is the perfect companion of the song, which was the result of a period in which Tei Shi felt loss and disappointment in her life, rising music career, and the industry. She found herself fighting feelings of stagnation and repeated cycles of toxicity within her relationships, which resulted in her coming to terms with her fate by realizing that some things are out of her control. Listen to it now below.
Speaking on the experience, Tei Shi shares, “I wrote Bad Premonition during a time where I was feeling really lost and disappointed about my experiences trying to ‘make it’ as a musician and in the music industry. I felt I kept ending up in the same place over and over again in my life – within my career and my relationships. These toxic situations were playing out repeatedly every time I tried to start fresh. When I wrote the song, I was in the process of realizing and coming to terms with the fact that I’d hit the same dead end many times before. It’s about this feeling of oncoming disaster, where you see where you’re headed, and it’s not good, but there’s nothing you can do about it – so you kind of resign yourself to a fate, you know. There’s something kind of mystical about the song, and I wanted to reflect that in the lyric video – this idea of me coming back to warn myself about what lies ahead, but not being able to stop or change anything.”
The new single follows the release of the visualizer for “GRIP” and the announcement of her two upcoming special headlining shows in New York (11/19 at Baby’s All Right *Sold Out) and Los Angeles (12/1 at Zebulon). For tickets and more information, visit teishi.world.