The healing properties of tea have been well documented throughout history in countless books, poems, and artifacts. In fact, its power borders on mystical.
In similar fashion, Boston-born and Los Angeles-based Haitian-American artist TeaMarrr unlocks such healing by penning songs. Clutching a signature teacup and coloring her hair to reflect wisdom, she emerges as something of a 21st century sage on her first full-length album for Position Music, Tea Turns To Wine
She exclaims, "I'm Just a Haitian girl trying to cry less and sing more, in this crazy world because music is healing My art does just what a cup of tea can do for you. Whether it's hot or cold, I want people to feel good. My name is an acronym for - Totally Enthused About Making Really Really Raw - music, art, fashion, or anything. Whatever it is, it has to be raw. That's my Tea!"
Inspired by everyone from Amy Winehouse, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and Big Maybelle, the songstress started singing in 2015. While on a trip to Toronto with a model friend, TeaMarrr randomly freestyled to Shook Ones, Pt. II. Impressed, friends encouraged her to hit the studio.
Her 2017 debut EP, Thanks for the Chapstick slowly but surely generated a buzz, & earned early acclaim from ThisIsRnB, COLORS, & more. Her first 2018 release "Bent Hella" prod Rilla Force saw similar success.
While recording in Toronto, TeaMarrr met songwriter Kareem James (Kiana Ledé). Both eventually relocated to Los Angeles to begin crafting Tea Turns to Wine.