- 29 Sep 21
'Deadman' marks the third and final to be taken from the Maynooth duo's upcoming album, It's Gonna Be Okay.
Fresh from their debut London headline show, Kildare alternative hip-hop duo Tebi Rex have shared their brand new single ‘Deadman’.
The track comes from the pair's album It’s Gonna Be Okay, which is due to be released next month. 'Deadman' sees the band continue to push the boundaries of their own sound to embrace pop and alternative influences alongside their rap roots.
A prequel of sorts to the dark, hard hitting 'Deadman II', ‘Deadman’ appears a lighter affair at first, but scratch the surface though and all is not well. Dripping with melancholy, this is a song about hopelessness. Anchored to their own shortcomings, insecurities and personal failings, Tebi Rex explore the perspective of trying to remain positive in uncertain times but failing miserably.
“This is us at our most angry, most frustrated, most hopeless," the pair say of their new offering. "Which is funny because we made sure it sounded really upbeat. Like someone having a breakdown desperately trying and failing to convince themselves that it's going to be okay.”
New album It's Gonna Be Okay will be released through Republic Of Music on 29 October. Previous releases include 2018 EP The Darkest Year Of Our Adventures, 2019's debut The Young Will Eat The Old and 2020 EP Brackets.
2021 has proven a hectic year for Tebi Rex, with appearances at SXSW, Eurosonic, the Great Escape and a live performance for The Line Of Best Fit’s ‘Off The Road’ series. The band are slated to perform in Dublin’s Opium Rooms on 20 November and will (hopefully!) be touring the UK and Europe in 2022.
Listen to 'Deadman' below:
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