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Published on November 19th, 2019 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Rising Star TeaMarrr Performs ‘Kinda Love’ at the 2019 Soul Train Music Awards

Photo courtesy of BET

Haitian-American singer, songwriter, performer TeaMarrr took to the 2019 Soul Train Music Awards stage to perform her electric new single “Kinda Love.” The fierce performance comes off the heels of TeaMarrr being announced as award-nominated actress, producer, and writer Issa Rae’s first-signed artist on her newly formed music label Raedio in partnership with Atlantic Records.


I’m not sure “one to watch” quite covers it when talking about TeaMarrr…I’m thinking new dynamic for the industry as she covers all the bases ~ JD

ABOUT TeaMarrr
Shaking up pop, hip-hop, R&B, and more with a sharp sense of humor – and even sharper mic skills – TeaMarrr emerged in 2016 and quickly earned more than 4 million worldwide streams and high profile media attention spanning Flaunt and NPR to Ones To Watch and Consequence of Sound, to name but a few. The Boston-born and Los Angeles-based Haitian-American songstress truly broke through in 2018 with the hit single, “One Job,” scoring over 1.2 million streams and the attention of Raedio founder Issa Rae, who soon signed her as the new label’s flagship artist. The track is joined by an official companion video, directed by James Bland (creator of Issa Rae Presents’ Daytime EMMY® Award-nominated GIANTS) and co-starring Insecure’s Jean Elie, streaming HERE.

“Kinda Love” marks the first fruit of that alliance, with TeaMarrr bobbing and weaving between sexy soul swagger, island mystique, and subversive appeal. The track – like TeaMarrr’s forthcoming full-length debut album, due next year – suggests the arrival of a remarkable new artist with an admittedly greater purpose.

“I want people to heal themselves with my sound,” TeaMarrr says. “I hope they walk away thinking, ‘TeaMarrr is my new musical pharmacist.’ My catalog will heal whatever mood you’re in; if you’re in a lovey-dovey vibe put on ‘Kinda Love.’ If you’re angry at your ex and don’t understand why he couldn’t have done the one thing you asked him to, I definitely have a song for that too.  Think of me as the sonic doctor prescribing music as medicine to help you heal.”



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