Tei Shi has shared a new single off her sophomore record La Linda. It's a song she wrote with Blood Orange called "Even If It Hurts," and as to be expected with anything either of the artists are involved with, the groove is divine. "It came together in pieces between L.A. and New York but sprouted from the lyrics Dev and I kept on singing - 'even if it hurts...I just don't mind,'" Tei Shi wrote in a statement. "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 track, their second collaboration, arrives with a Cara Stricker-directed video that positions the two in a verdant, overgrown paradise. "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," Tei Shi wrote. Watch the clip above. La Linda is due out November 15 via Downtown Records. Check out the album artwork below, and then head here to hear the lead single, "A Kiss Goodbye."