September 13, 2021
Theia hits nostalgia vibe with Te Kaahu TikTok
Internationally acclaimed alt-pop singer-songwriter Theia is releasing tracks in te reo from her project, TE KAAHU as part of a new TikTok iniative for Te Wiki o te reo Māori.
The name is a reference both to her late grandmother and to the red-tailed hawk she was named after.
Theia says she went for a 60s nostalgia vibe in sound and look.
“Even the colour pallet of all the photos is earth tones and browns. I love everyone who is giving more of a modern spin on pop with waiata reo Maori but I have such a love and adoration for our nannies and long to hear more of that style of music so that’s the reason I did Te Kaahu, pretty much to hold all my compositions in te reo so I didn’t have to make my nannies listen to my more alternative punk stuff in te reo Pākehā,” she says.
Theia will hold a livestream Q&A with fans on TikTok on Thursday on her @princesstheia account.