Tems Releases New EP “If Orange Was A Place”: Streaming
- Nigeria-based singer-songwriter Temilade Openiyi, aka Tems released her sophomore EP “If Orange Was A Place” on September 15, 2021.
She signed to Since '93/RCA Records. The EP was released under her new label and she became Apple Music's Up Next artist.
Tems said, “I am excited for everything the future holds. My team and I have been working really hard over the years, now we're in a new season and on a higher level and things can only get better as we reach more people all over the world. I'm looking forward to this new partnership with RCA/Since '93 and working with their talented teams as we enter in this next chapter.”
The new EP comprises of 5-track, featuring Brent Faiyaz, and produced by Guilty Beatz and Jonah Christian.
She recorded the EP during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
She told Apple Music about the EP, “I have learnt to let go and just live life and just do what comes naturally to me. It has helped me find a new freedom of expression and a new vibe that isn't based on past experiences but present moments.”
She continued, “Orange is a vibe. It is the feeling of sunset and the sweetness of an orange. And when I think of those songs, I am transported to a different place where everything is warm and sweet.”
She explained track-by-track for the EP via Apple Music.
“This song was inspired by the crazy amazing things that have been going on in my life, and it was made in Ghana. The beat was played to me by GuiltyBeatz and I was surrounded by orange light and alcohol. The vibes just flowed in afterwards.”
“Found” featuring Brent Faiyaz
“I was in LA with Brent; he is such an amazing artist. He always knows how to bring a different perspective. The song is really about releasing different thoughts in my head and reconciling them with my truth.”
“This song was just my rebel side coming out. Again, this was just me expressing my thoughts on opinions and all types of energies I encounter. It's me reiterating who I am. The song was produced by Jonah Christian.”
“I am someone who doesn't like unnecessary disputes that lead nowhere, and 'Avoid Things' is about my [desire] to provide solutions, but being met with resistance, madness, and crazy things.”
“'Vibe Out' is the setting of the sun and getting prepared to move. It is what I call the 'ginger' and the burst of dance…the sunset dance.”
She said sound of the EP, “Growing up in Nigeria has created the rebel in me when it comes to my sound and what motivates me to move every morning. All the encounters I have had brought out that rebel in me in different ways—the rebel that dares to do things her own way.”
- source : Apple Music