TEGA’s “Flesh” is a poignant song for people who struggle

Boston’s newcomer TEGA shares a new single and self-directed video for “Flesh”, a poignant song about an autoimmune disease that affects his everyday life and which is a poignant testimony for people who struggle.

TEGA is Joseph Ewatuya, a young soul artist from Boston who keeps it real and authentic. A year after his remarkable debut track “Melanin”, which was sampling Billie Holiday‘s “Strange Fruit”, TEGA is back with a new single, “Flesh”, out now via Purple Hearts Records. Once again, it’s a soulful and jazz-infused track where Ewatuya‘s vocal performance is simply stunning. It is so good to hear that young artists like TEGA are still going for live and organic instrumentations. “Flesh”, such as the upcoming album, is mainly focusing on the body as a concept for health and wellness.

About “Flesh”, TEGA detailed:

This song is the reason why I decided to focus so heavily on the “body” as a concept for my album. Flesh is about wanting to find trust in someone who could deeply understand what I’ve gone through living with Sickle Cell Anemia. It’s an autoimmune disease that affects my everyday life and at the time I wrote it, I thought no one really understood what thats like. But through my journey of creating the album, I found that everyone has something – or that one thing – that they struggle with. No one should feel unloved for something they can’t control. So I wanted to relate to people on that level.

You can keep it fresh with TEGA via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and re-discover his debut track “Melanin” below.

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