British band TEME have released their new EP HA LF with their focus track “HR”. This new EP explores themes of emotional division, drawing inspiration from being “half” of a romantic relationship and of a friendship and feeling conflicted when battling with the other half of one self.
It brings a new light on relationships and how it feels to acknowledge the difficulties of knowing how to move forward when someone is internally conflicted.
According to the duo, “Each song on this EP comprises of two main sections. We want each song to be a journey for the listener, but with repetition that grounds them. The record is a synthesis of sounds and recordings of where we have been living in the last 18 months, which includes the beautiful Ludlow (our main base), the West Coast of Ireland, London and Manchester. Some of it was recorded in the solace of lockdown, and some recorded in the beautiful Baltic Studios in Haggerston“.
They are inspired by Sufjan Stevens, Jai Paul, Tamino, Bon Iver and Jon Hopkins bringing a unique and captivating sound to pop music. The band unites orchestral brass movements with atmospheric electronics and glitched synths with keys and drums all tied together by powerful vocals.
The band consists of JJ Hodari and Bo Morgan and the song was put together by the both of them. Bo played the riffs and JJ sang instinctively. From then on, they continued to craft the song during the first lock-down where they were separated, Bo in Ireland and JJ in London. They sent voice notes, lyrics and samples from one to another and got unique results.
In their career, they have gathered support from BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne and press including The Line Of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, DIY Magazine and HighSnobiety. Debuting in 2018, they already have an extensive number of amazing tracks that you don’t want to miss.
Listen to the song “HR” here: