Valerie Teicher

Tei Shi (pronounced “tay-shee”) is the moniker of singer/songwriter and producer Valerie Teicher. Growing up between Bogotá, Colombia and Vancouver, Canada, Tei Shi is heavily influenced by her ever changing environment and cross-cultural identity.

Since her first two EPs, Saudade (2013) and Verde (2015) “introduced her to the world as a skilled and fluid vocalist… [Tei Shi] has fully stepped into her own, brewing up confections centered on trusting your own intuition.” (Pitchfork). 

On the heels of the Crawl Space release, Tei Shi embarked on world tours and made headway in the art and fashion world, partnering with culturally iconic brands like MoMA, Helmut Lang, Northface, Glossier, ACNE and Collina Strada, as well as collaborated with Blood Orange on his album Negro Swan.

In November of 2019, Tei Shi released La Linda, her much-anticipated second full-length album. Emotionally evocative and sonically daring, “the 11-track project sees Tei Shi more self-assured and fully formed than ever” (i-D). 

After breaking out of a toxic label dynamic, Tei Shi embarked on a North American tour supporting Blood Orange in March 2020, which was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shortly after, during the height of the lockdown, she finished her EP Die 4 Ur Love, which came out in July 2020 as the first release with a new upstart label. 

Her new single, GRIP, marks the beginning of a new chapter for Tei Shi as a truly independent artist, fully in control of her sound, creative direction, and business. The song paves the way for a breadth of new material set to be released throughout 2022. Her new EP, BAD PREMONITION, is set to be released on March 17, 2023.