Teea Aarnio’s main artistic inspiration comes from her Nordic roots—from the Nordic area, from singing traditions, languages, from nature connection.
Around year 2015 Teea Aarnio took a step back. She gave herself the permission to stop performing as a musician, and eventually started looking deeper into her inspirations—which led to studying about her Nordic roots, all aspects of Finnish history, folk music. Political atmosphere was very heated in Finland at that time, and all of this pushed her towards something new.
She created her upcoming debut album with music producer Jukka Backlund and she created and published three music videos during year 2020 in collaboration with Helsinki based production company, Playart Productions.
Her upcoming debut album will be published soon and it’s an ode to nature.
As a songwriter she loves to collaborate with other songwriters, lyricist, musicians, engineers, producers, audio creatives; to give birth to rich sound travels through shared creativity. Her passion as an artist is to keep on growing and evolving through different artistic and multidisciplinary collaborations. Her songwriting is inspired by the lineage of folk singers before her, all the folk poetry, the communal traditions of singing.
As a vocalist, the way she works with her voice and with harmonies, you can hear influences from both jazz and alternative music. Her singing has been described modern, yet ancient. As a musician her biggest influences come from global music, world music, artists. While living in The Netherlands, she was introduced to all kinds of global music—including Finnish global music. She had not heard about those musicians, and their albums, earlier while in Finland. While living in India she started to gain a wider perspective on aesthetics and she begun hearing her own language, Finnish, in a new way. These experiences have affected her deeply.
She says: “I love to create, I love music. This is a wonderful start this first album, and I’m very much looking forward sharing it as soon as possible.”
CINEMATOGRAPHY / Photography :
Ville Juurikkala / Julius Koivistoinen
Iiris Heikka / Janne Karvinen
© Playart Productions