Teri Eloise’s sweet tones and soulful vibes suggest a musical hybridity, hardly surprising given her British-Trinidadian heritage. Born in Britain and raised in Trinidad and Tobago has meant that Eloise has been able to gain a huge appreciation of both cultures.
Teri spoke with The Fountain about the release of new single Lose Myself.
TF: A new single, how exciting, what has the reception been so far?
It’s been pretty amazing! I was honestly a little nervous about releasing Lose Myself after my debut single Blossom, just because the sounds are so different from each other. So I was a bit concerned about how listeners would react to the change. But to hear that people are really loving it and enjoying this new side of me has given me such a good feeling. I think what’s been most amazing about this whole thing is that so many people are relating to my music – this song in particular. There’s something so special about that to me – I feel a lot more connected to my listeners. It makes me want to keep making music and sharing my message, hopefully helping whoever I can along the way.
TF: Are you working towards the release of a new EP or LP that we can look forward to?
Absolutely. I have so many songs that I’ve written and recorded that are currently just saved on my computer waiting to be heard. My aim for 2019 is to release an entire EP, I’m really excited about it!
TF: What inspired the name, Lose Myself?
After recording the song, I decided on the name Lose Myself because it really captures the meaning of the song which is about trying to be there for someone else and losing yourself in the chaos of it all, but eventually growing up and realising the toxicity of your own behaviour, and loving yourself enough to change it. The name Lose Myself just made sense and I knew it would resonate more with listeners, plus it felt more complete.
TF: And will we have the pleasure of seeing you perform in Scotland anytime soon?
Yes! It’s a dream of mine to perform in Scotland. I know the music scene is amazing there too and there’s a lot of talent. Hopefully by next year when I have more music out, I’ll be able to visit Scotland and do some shows – it’ll be a lot of fun.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
I feel like I haven’t done enough gigs to have a favourite as yet, but I think the most special gig to me was when I was seventeen years old. It was one of my first ever live performances, so it was a big deal. I remember being so terrified, but after doing it, I felt like I learnt so much from just the one experience. I made a lot of mistakes and I was a nervous wreck but I remember being proud of myself for actually coming out of my shell and doing it. That was the first time I got positive feedback from an audience too, so it really helped boost my confidence, and it encouraged me to take myself more seriously as an artist and carry on with my music career. Looking back at it now I can see how much I’ve grown, not only as a performer, but as a more confident person.