Tessa Kaye is a Philadelphia born, Los Angeles based pop artist. Armed with vibrant individuality and a fresh approach, the effervescent artist delivers infectious pop soundscapes, with raw and relatable themes. Having grown up in Utah with her adoptive family, Kaye struggled with the difficulties that being a black girl in a mostly white community faced. 

Raised in the Mormon church, she made the decision to leave once she reached early adulthood, moving to the West Coast to pursue her passion. Now, with a plethora of life experiences under her belt, Kaye wants to tell her story. 

1. What’s toxic positivity to you?

To me toxic positivity is the inability to just be honest about real life. It’s pretending everything’s perfect all of the time and dismissing anything that’s not happy and upbeat. To me it’s a very inauthentic and surface level of feeling, and can be super harmful to yourself and those around you because it’s not healthy to just straight up ignore anything negative that goes on in life. 

2. What prompted you to write this song?

I wrote this song because so many times I’ve found myself in situations where I was trying to mask my authenticity to not come off as “negative.” I’ve swallowed my own hurt in order to keep a happy, positive disposition for others, and that shit’s dead now!

3. What’s an artist you would never collaborate with?

tekashi 69

4. What’s a day off look like to you?

Going to the beach !!! Always always always the beach. with fruit, a matcha or chai latte, snacks etc. it’s truly my favorite place in the entire world. 

5. Top 3 artists you look up to

Right now I’d say Tayla Parx, Jessie J and Jhené Aiko!