Talii – More Than Friends

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Rising American artist and songwriter Talii unveils her latest release today, entitled ‘More Than Friends’.

Continuing with her style of exquisitely fusing elements of R&B and soul with pop, the track showcases a side to Talii that listeners will not have heard before – as she begins to open up about her sexuality in a gorgeously emotive way.

“‘More Than Friends’ actually started as a vocal sample that, my boyfriend/ producer, Gbliz and I created. Phil Mango (of Luxury Lane) took the sample and added this amazing afrobeats bounce to it. ‘More Than Friends’ is bringing the listener in on a conversation going on with a friend and I. She’s been venting about her toxic boyfriend, meanwhile, I’m insinuating that I can treat her better (“we could be more than friends”). It’s the first time I’ve ever shared my queer side in a song before so it’s nerve wracking yet freeing. I feel like the persona I take on in the song is a little more confident than I am when it comes to flirting with women lol but it was fun to embody that for this song.”

To date, this rising talent has garnered praise from respected tastemakers including Billboard, Notion, Wonderland and EARMILK, while also landing placements on noted Spotify playlists like ‘Fresh Finds: The Wave’.