tendai’s ‘I Deserve It,’ Explores Communal Energy Exchange

"This project is the start of my journey home..."

East London enigma tendai ushers in his new era with sparse, Alté-inspired single, ‘I Deserve It,’ lifted from a forthcoming project landing later this year.

‘I Deserve It,’ was conceived alongside other tracks over a period of two weeks in a remote warehouse location in London. Known as The Raido Room, tendai’s warehouse cum studio saw all who entered work in unison: this display of community, discipline and refuge is the finite energy that tendai seeks to surround himself with whilst inventing.

“I Deserve It,” is another slice of sonic immersion, a sobering number reflecting on the hurt tendai has received and inflicted within the orbit of his personal relationships. “You look back on the things you have done in your life and realise that you were once the heartbreaker,” tendai says of the song. “I’m talking to the girl but I’m also talking to the universe: Why did you bring this person into my life and then take it away.”

Speaking on his forthcoming project and his new creative space, tendai shares: 

“I wanted to go to the warehouse because I wanted how the music was feeling to me to be reflected in the space it was being created: the industrial sounds. the sparse production, the space in the writing and in the vocal delivery. Everything about the music to me was screaming SPACE – so when the time came to find somewhere to finish it, the warehouse just made sense. This project is generally about my first heartbreak and how i was effected by a love lost..”

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