Ten minute tea with Afternoon Tea. Spend ten minutes with Afternoon Tea. In the time it takes to boil one kettle, and let one cup of tea steep, we will have your daily art + music fix covered. Take your afternoon tea break with our Afternoon Tea curators.
Today’s tea + soundtrack + visuals curated by Lauren Haze award-winning Toronto-based singer-songwriter who is best known for her smoky voice, emotive tone, and powerful delivery. She was named a 2019 Winner of the International Songwriting Contest, garnered two back-to-back wins in The UK Songwriting Contest, and racked up three nominations in the coveted Toronto Indie Music Awards.
Her new single “Hotel” is about taking your power back – loving yourself enough to leave whatever relationship or situation isn’t serving your highest purpose. It’s the recognition that this chapter is over, but in leaving, you’re stepping into your power and remembering who you are. Stream “Hotel” here:
Tea: Earl Gray
Art: The Great Wave off Kanagawa
Print by Hokusai
“I spent my morning with a typical cup of Earl Gray tea. I decided on The Great Wave since it is one of my favourite pieces of art. It always reminds me how powerful nature is, and I’ve always found it very inspiring and calming. The combination of colours is so gorgeous, even though looking a bit longer and a bit deeper at the picture, it can be somewhat unsettling.”
Music: Sam Fischer, Demi Lovato – “What Other People Say”
“This is a new song, so standing in for the official music video is the lyric video! I listened to this song for the very first time the other day, along with the rest of the world. Demi is a huge inspiration for me vocally and musically, but this song really tugged at my heart strings! An absolutely gorgeous song, and amazing vocal performances from Demi & Sam Fischer.”