Avant electro-hyper-pop act Teddi Gold shares her rambunctious new single “Pineapple Piñata”—a feel-good tune littered with the rising talent’s introspective lyricism and whimsical social commentary, alongside her signature fizzy production. It’s about liberation—channeling your energy and shaking out all the negativity from your body, ultimately letting go of all the things that hold you back from embracing your authentic self. For the song, Teddi purchased a bunch of piñatas from Party City and subsequently smashed them with her friends. Recorded on her iPhone, the raw sonics perk up an off-kilter soundscape that’s punctuated by the chatter of a dusty dial-up modem. Lifted from her forthcoming EP, “Pineapple Piñata” also arrives with the announcement of Vol. 2 due out October 7th.
“‘Pineapple Piñata’ is about dancing out all your negative feelings and leaving it on the dance floor. It’s about letting go, finding connection and joy in the simplest ways,” Teddi explains when speaking about the track, “We are living in pretty dark times and I find that movement and dance help me with my own anxiety and depression and my hope is that it helps others too.” On the EP titles, she elaborates further, “I call them volumes because they are collections of songs that are autobiographical in nature and it implies that there is more to come. I also like the idea of volumes because much like self discovery, it never really ends, it just keeps getting deeper.”
Recently, the LA-based singer-songwriter reeled in major buzz with her standalone single “Boom Boom,” which can be heard in an official Old Navy commercial nationwide. The song was initially released during Pride Month last year with proceeds donated to the ACLU, a testament to her LGBTQIA+ allyship. As an artist who genuinely aligns her project with causes and issues she believes in, Teddi Gold also partnered with Instagram / Facebook in 2020. Her Vol. 2 EP single “Wink Wink” was selected as the official song for their ‘Register To Vote’ campaign, in which the track was placed on the story function of every single U.S. Instagram user (that’s over 107 million people!). Always a creative collaborator, she has worked with the likes of JR JR, MI$HNRZ, and Superorganism. In addition to widespread critical praise from American Songwriter, EARMILK, LA Weekly, PopDust, UPROXX, We Found New Music, among others, she’s landed on Spotify’s coveted Fresh Finds and Pandora’s Top Hits playlists, to name a few. Pandora’s Next Big Sound also proclaimed her a “promising artist” as she sold out venues such as The Peppermint Club in LA.
With her music, Teddi Gold has one core message and vision of inclusivity. “As someone who has always felt like an outsider, someone who has always felt they had too many feelings for their body, as someone who grew up in an unconventional way, I very much connect with people who feel they can’t quite fit into the box. I want them to feel seen. I want to be their biggest champion,” she concludes, “When you listen to me, I want you to feel like, ‘This person gets me.’ This is a cathartic release where you can jump, dance, and yell—almost like therapy. It’s not just sitting around listening to sad songs, crying, and feeling bummed. Personally, I want to uplift. You can recycle your pain into something positive. You can transform.”