London-based duo Temptress has made a triumphant return with their infectious new single, ‘Cuppa Tea.’ Renowned for their unique fusion of R&B and alt-pop with indie and hip-hop influences, the duo has garnered widespread acclaim for their shimmering, breezy, and effortlessly beautiful sound.
‘Cuppa Tea’ adds another glittering gem to Temptress’ impressive catalogue. The track quickly establishes an atmospheric, lo-fi electronic backdrop, infused with sumptuous R&B elements. With lush synths, warming sub bass, and laid-back beats, the duo creates a sonic bed that is both soothing and captivating. The melancholic and silky lead vocals glide above the track, intertwining with radiant ease and beauty. Temptress’ impeccable attention to sonic textures is evident in the track, which is filled with earworm melodies and elegant musicality.
Their talent has not gone unnoticed. Temptress has gained significant support across editorial playlists on Apple Music and Spotify, accumulating over 3 million streams to date. They have also received recognition from tastemaker press and radio, including BBC Radio 1Xtra (Jamz Supernova), BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart), BBC Introducing (Featured Artist of the Week), BBC Radio London (live session on Robert Elms, Gary Crowley), and support from publications like Wonderland, DIY, i-D, gal-dem, Complex, Dummy, Dork, and THE FADER, among others. Additionally, the duo has caught the attention of brands such as Fred Perry (featured in an interview for Fred Perry Subculture/Temptress) and H&M (included in their in-store playlist). They were also featured on ‘Kickers Presents’ across social media platforms.
Temptress is no stranger to the live music scene. They have sold out numerous headline shows in London and have had the opportunity to open for Rejjie Snow. They also headlined Clara Amfo’s event, ‘About,’ further establishing their reputation as captivating performers.
With the release of ‘Cuppa Tea,’ Temptress continues to solidify their position as one of London’s most exciting musical acts. Their ability to seamlessly blend genres and create an enchanting sonic experience sets them apart. As they captivate audiences with their mesmerizing sound and enthralling live performances, Temptress is poised to make an even greater impact on the music scene.
Speaking on the track the band share: “‘Cuppa tea’ is a tongue and cheek song about early moments getting to know someone. The sweet taste of the ‘honeymoon’ period where everything just clicks. The track references where we both grew up, playing with UK cliché’s like being someone’s ‘cuppa tea’ & hanging out at a Greasy spoon.”