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 SHEAL.
Following her recent single, “Dark,” SHEAL is revealing a new, melodic piano-led ballad. “‘Gravity’ is about what it’s like when you choose to love someone in spite of hurt and difference,” the artist explains. “Rather than running away from tenuous relationships, holding space for the other person to be themselves with all their flaws and beauty.”
While her previous single explores the experience of fear shrinking one’s inner world, “Gravity” charts its expansion through love. Lilting clarinet and strings elevate the grace of this song’s gentle beauty, which is one of SHEAL’s most ambitious pieces, both lyrically and production-wise. It conveys the feeling of weightlessness at the centre of “Gravity.”
Art: “GHOST EGG” by Lauren Pirie
“Pictured here is one of my favourite Lauren Pirie works.”
“I’ve long been a great admirer of Lauren Pirie’s art, and I was thrilled when she agreed to do both the single art and full album art for my upcoming collection of songs. She’s incredible!”
Music: “Don’t Let Me Fall” by Cleo Sol
“Please do yourself a favour and listen. Then later, with more time, take in her whole album “Mother”—you will not regret it!”
Tea: “Chai with steamed milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon.”