German-Ghanaian R&B singer Ace Tee, born Tarin Wilda is taking the world by storm. Her song “Bist Du Down?” (Are You Down?) gave her international attention after it went viral and gained her a fabulous collaboration with H&M.
Her debut EP ‘Tee Time’ fuses R&B beats, G-funk synth leads, and optimistic hip-hop vocals. In an interview with Vogue, she said:” I want to put R&B on the map here and create my own sound.” Her silky voice will take you straight back to the 90’s by channeling TLC and Aaliyah.
“The ’90s music from TLC, Missy, Aaliyah wasn’t about being down and out in the hood, it was about trying to get people into a certain groove, to enhance their mood, and that’s what I try to do with the way that I dress and the way that I sing.”
Listen to “Bist Du Down?” below, add it to your house party playlist, and be sure to catch Ace Tee‘s performance at SXSW.
RIYL: SZA, Kehlani