Emerging singer-songwriter Tempest has released her enticing new single “Heathens” today. Ushering in a refreshed alt-R&B sound with a pop edge, “Heathens” offers listeners a full view of Tempest’s artistic versatility and storytelling as she dives into her darker side. Listen to the track, which touches on the thrill of seeking new feelings and fulfilling fantasies derived from heartbreak all while becoming addicted and entangled with a toxic new lover, now below.
Speaking on the track, Tempest shares, “Heathens is showing how quickly a situation can have you moving ‘unusual’. You start getting addicted to their ways. Doing things you’ve never done before and it shocks you a bit because you like it there. You start to become them in a sense. Slowly turning into a heathen.”
The accompanying visual features budding artist Jean Carter of Your Grandparents as a love interest and depicts the complex emotion surrounding good girl Tempest as she treks through the streets of New York, only to unveil a dark version of herself. “Heathens” is a continuation of Tempest’s raw storytelling stemming from heartbreak and vulnerability, it offers listeners a taste of what’s to come from the fast-rising artist. Her music encompasses messages of love and empowerment and is imbued with drive, confidence, self-awareness, and an unconfined sound that showcases her evolution and talent as she defies genre and continues to carve her unique lane.