Tei Shi Drops New Track + Video For “Even If It Hurts” Ft. Blood Orange

A taste of ‘La Linda’

Photo: Cara Stricker

Tei Shi teams up with Blood Orange in new single “Even If It Hurts,” a taste of her upcoming sophomore record La Linda, which will be out on November 15th via Downtown Records. Along with the single, Tei Shi has also unveiled the video for it, which was produced in partnership with cannabis brand Sunday Goods (known for their sun-grown cannabis). Directed by Cara Sticker, the video also showcases the duo in chic, outré fashion while exploring themes of love and vulnerability. Watch below:

On the song, the gal shared:

“I made this song with two of my closest collaborators – Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and Noah Breakfast. It came together in pieces between LA and New York but sprouted from the lyrics Dev and I kept on singing – ‘even if it hurts…I just don’t mind’. The concept is really the realization and acceptance that pain is a natural consequence of love. It’s a duet about the ways in which we make ourselves vulnerable to those we love, sometimes at a high cost. The video was directed by Cara Stricker and with an incredible and almost exclusively female creative crew. It features a multitude of amazing designers like Collina Strada, Vaquera, Christopher John Rogers, Mugler, Maryam Nassir Zadeh . I wanted to capture the romantic and melancholic elements of the song but put them in a world that feels removed from the every day, its own little odd paradise where Dev and I existed parallel to one another but never really together.”