Teia Elaine Coley ( Born October 4, 1993), better known as Teia Elaine, is an Award Winning Independent American singer-songwriter from Raleigh, NC. She was raised as an only child where she resided with her mother, however, she is the eldest of 6 on her paternal side.
Teia was was born into a musical family as her mother, father, grandmother, and aunts are all musically inclined. She studied musical theatre at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, and went on to pursue real estate. It wasn't until 2018 when she began writing Love Child that she decided to pursue a career in music. She is currently managed by 4 Phones Ent LLC.
Her first body of work, Love Child EP, released on April 11th of 2021 was featured on three Editorial Spotify Playlists ( Butter, Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds: The Wave).
Love Child is a collection of tracks that describe her experiences with love/relationships as well as the journey to finding herself.
July 11, 2021 She released a single entitled " I like it", which is a fun melodic Afro-beat that'll be stuck in your head for days (you'll love it of course).
Her latest body of work is an album entitled, H.I.P.S., which stands for Hidden In Plain Sight released on January 12, 2022 as tribute to her late Aunt Ginny. The lead single "Kick It" is currently featured on Spotify Editorial Playlist " Fresh Finds Jazz".
Her sound has been described as a new school neo-soul, a combination of R&B, Funk, with a twist of Electronic music. Driven by family/friends she quickly discovered that she had a gift that superseded vocal abilities. Elaine has said that she draws inspiration from Amy Winehouse, India Arie, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott.
T H E T W O B E H I ND T H E M U S I C
TEIA ELAINE & PRODUCER DEUCE TYRELL
I am proud to announce that I am the winner of the WRAL Voters Choice Award under the category BEST LOCAL MUSIC ARTIST!!!! Thank you so much to everyone that voted for me!