Her career is advancing as fast as she speaks: at 18, Tessae, dubbed by Booba and boosted by TikTok, the platform in vogue, released a mini-album after confinement spent setting the ills of her fans to music, between harassment or anorexia.
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The light subjects - sunsets and first love - quickly rubbed shoulders with heavier themes such as school phobia, eating disorder or loss of identity in the face of social networks.
Known land. Tessae confides that her college and high school years rhymed with " ill-being and harassment " for the kid she was, " dreamy and who did not wear makeup ".
In addition to dropping out of school " in the middle of a second ", music - ingested as an autodidact after lessons in childhood in singing, piano and guitar - quickly became a " therapy to clear your head ".
The dark echoes of his young years can be heard in his songs. But things are better for the girl with apple green nails who sometimes likes to pose Billie Eilish way on social networks. In her song " Bling " she slips the punchline: " You thought I was going to lament for eternity / But I have hope subscription, unlimited package ".
Bling acclaimed by TikTok
This title, extracted from his mini-album Printemps (at Gtwd / Belem / Wagram) - first of a seasonal series which will therefore have three other parts - was acclaimed on TikTok, where it serves to illustrate a dance challenge: Internet users rival videos that are going viral. " TikTok brings me a lot of visibility, there was a big movement around Bling, " rejoices the rapper.
" TikTok can be a lever of popularity for an artist, " recently explained to AFP Noémie Huard, of the Export Office, a support structure for the French music industry abroad. Bling also resonates on other digital media (more than 670,000 plays on Spotify). And Youtube also selected the artist in its Foundry branch, dedicated to future talents.
The occasion to recall that one of the first to give it a big spotlight was Booba. The heavyweight of rap had promised to invite on stage to the Ile-de-France festival We Love Green in 2019 the one who would propose the best cover of his title Arc-En-Ciel .
Tessae won. “ When I learned that I was chosen, it was panic attack after panic attack: + how will I manage anxiety in front of the crowd? What if I can't sing? + (Laughs). But I was so stressed before, that the day of the concert everything went well. Booba congratulated me afterwards . ”
Not even intimidated the first time facing the " Duke of Boulogne "? “ If, all the same, on repeat, we wonder if we should shake his hand or kiss him, well the kiss won (laughs). It was a supercool . "
And for curious rap lovers the new song Bling by Tessae, in the video below ...
Bling by Tessae