Tea Sea is an American rapper and poet. He has garnered over 230 000 streams and is continuing his upward trajectory with the release of his new single ‘Vanish.’
He is fast becoming known for his ability to create mood with his music. Based in Virginia, he creates melodic trap with cleverly considered lyrics. On ‘Vanish’ he introduces a dark concept, and although the track is intense, it still retains a feeling of hopefulness.
Tea Sea shares, “This song is born from loneliness and the feeling of being constantly misunderstood. It’s about seeking refuge in something that threatens to utterly destroy you, whatever that vice may be. The bright colors from childhood begin to fade into the background as you grow older and start to see the world for what it really is. We’re all animals at the end of the day and this is why our purer instincts tend to scare us — we like to think of ourselves as better than nature. The darkness in humanity is almost like some kind of foreign monster in and of itself that most people would rather do away with completely. Unfortunately, we’d lose the very thing that keeps us alive in the process.”
After years of producing music, Tea Sea has honed his creative skills, and it seems as though he’s hit on a formula for success. He gives some insight into his process:
“I wrote ‘Vanish’ near the very end of June 2021 at 10:19 PM (I like to date my lyrics when completed). It usually only takes me 2-4 hours at the most to write a solid record nowadays because I’ve been writing songs for over a decade. I always come up with the melody first unless the hook is just absolutely explosive. I pretty much only use Airbit for beats since they have a wide variety of different instrumental styles for the type of mood you want to convey in your music. My last seven records, including this one, have all been recorded at Aesthete Recording Studio; V is fantastic at his job (he’s the Head Engineer who mixes and masters my latest records).”
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