Over the past four years Virginia rapper Tea Sea has released a string of track inspired by personal events and the world he sees around him. From childhood to love to loss, it’s all there for us to hear. Tea Sea’s ability to be open extends into his newest release ‘Vanish’, which is drawn from the experience of being alone and misunderstood. It’s something that plenty of us can relate to, which is probably why we flock to the internet and to music, in order to find some sort of connection or community.
Because he’s put himself out there, the melodic hip-hop and alt-rap style that we hear in ‘Vanish’ could very well be helping a listener through their own challenges as we speak. That’s the power of music.
“This song is born from loneliness and the feeling of being constantly misunderstood. It’s about seeking refuge in something that threatens to utterly destroy you, whatever that vice may be. The bright colors from childhood begin to fade into the background as you grow older and start to see the world for what it really is. We’re all animals at the end of the day and this is why our purer instincts tend to scare us — we like to think of ourselves as better than nature. The darkness in humanity is almost like some kind of foreign monster in and of itself that most people would rather do away with completely. Unfortunately, we’d lose the very thing that keeps us alive in the process.”
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