Dominique Tey has unveiled her first new single as a solo artist after breaking from Swedish duo MAASAI. The new single “Heartstream” is the first of a mini-EP due for release this summer on Norwegian label Toothfairy.
After originally finding prominence through her initial outfit MAASAI, Tey has since looked to venture into a more personal and intimate arena with her new solo material, with a new EP set to arrive later this year. Taking inspiration from dream-pop innovators such as Beach House and Cocteau Twins, “Heartstream” is a wistfully romantic number that aims to add a contemporary edge to the genre.
Dominique explains the meaning behind the single and references the important of her Iranian heritage as a major factor of music influence: “‘Heartstream’ is basically a love song about the frustration and desperation that rises when you are miserable in love and give everything you have without getting anything back. In Iran you are taught early on about poets and poetry, and I’m convinced this has influenced my creations in a great way. You get an almost innate respect for poetry, in which I hope is reflected in my lyrics and vibe throughout my music.”
Listen to “Heartstream” below: