Tea Fannie – Five Questions With

Tea Fannie

Tea Fannie shares the brand new single, “Okay”

Calgary’s Tea Fannie has unveiled the new single, “Okay.”

Smooth, yet hard-hitting. Jazzy and hip hop to the core. This heavily head-nodding track is a song Tea Fannie wrote and recorded in one evening by herself.

“It’s not aimed at anyone specific, just how I was feeling in the moment, and it all just came out,”

We are all on a journey and hopefully following our own path, and this track articulates Tea Fannie’s with the clever lyrics we’ve come to expect from her but over a smooth boom-bap beat created by Goldenchild (Edmonton). Mixed and mastered by Elmnt (Montreal). This track will also be featured in a documentary on Telus Optik TV for Black History Month.

This track takes us deeper into Tea Fannie’s mind, showing us she’s just like us, with vulnerabilities and flaws, and she’s working through it. She’s okay with where she is on her music journey and staying present all along away. Representing Alberta through and through: “I’m the whole burger big ‘Berta beef.” She performed this song for the first time ever in December 2022, testing it on an audience in Manchester, UK. The reception was so huge it inspired people in the crowd to show their liberation in the moment. Then when performing the same song back in her hometown while headlining a New Year’s Eve event, the crowd asked for an encore right after. Tea Fannie has always put her heart into her music, but this song takes us deeper.

Listen to “Okay” below and learn more about Tea Fannie via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

I go by the name of Tea Fannie, I’m a rapper/ghostwriter out of Calgary, Alberta. Blame my mom for the complicated spelling because my real name is Tiffannie, so I just altered it a tiny bit into Tea Fannie. My favorite songs are because of the lyricism, and my music reflects that. I like it when people rewind my music just to catch all the wordplay. Fun Fact: when I first started rapping, my name was S.H.E., and I changed it a couple of years ago.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

I wanted to do a real hip hop track, head nodding, lyrics that make you think, for the heads. Goldenchild showed me the beat, and I wrote and recorded this whole track at home that same night. It’s not about anyone in particular, just some emotions I had to get out at the time, so it’s about everyone and no one at the same time. I’ve always said if you feel a way from my lyrics, you may have some internal healing to deal with, but if you hear it and don’t feel attacked, then you are probably on the healing side. You know those ones? It made this track the most real you’ll hear from me so far. This track gives you a deeper insight into my mind.

Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

I pull inspiration from everywhere. It could be a cup of coffee and the way the air in the room moves the fumes about the space. If there’s ever a studio session where I can’t figure out a topic, I write about what’s going on in the moment. There’s always inspiration in everything. Everything has a place and a meaning. I’m always writing, which is why I ghostwrite too.

Do you have any upcoming shows you’d like to tell us about?

I will be doing Winteruption in Edmonton with Sampler Cafe on January 27th, who Goldenchild is a big part of. Otherwise, I’m keeping it low-key, in album mode. My 3-year-old baby will be dropping this year. It’s a project that’s been in the works for almost three years, and I can’t wait to share it with the world. That’s all I can say so far on that, hehe.

What’s your goal for 2023?

In 2023 I’m not holding back. I’m an independent-ish artist with an amazing team. Highku is a lifestyle. We are pedal to the metal if you ever thought we were going hard before, naw, this year, we’ve been fully following the universe full steam ahead.

Connect with Tea Fannie:

You must be logged in to post a comment Login