Totemo (Rotem Or) is a producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Tel Aviv, Israel. As a teenager, she began honing her mesmerising electronic dream-pop sound that melded East-Asian melodic soundscapes with moody downtempo synths and haunting vocals. Her debut EP Heavy as My Dreams was released in 2014 while she underwent a year of treatment for cancer she eventually survived. This period was followed by the critically acclaimed Desire Path EP (2016), which gained the artist new fans and approval from taste-markers around the world.
In 2019, Totemo returned with her first full-length release, Everything Happens Only Once. Following her debut album, the artist is kicking off 2020 with a reflective new single, See You At The Beginning. Lyrically, Totemo touches on themes of courage and sacrifice in the face of failure, delivered by her delicate vocals which sit above a subtly driving tapestry of synths and clapping rhythms.
The new track is paired with a meditative and dark music video directed by Neta Shenitzer, with a black and white colour palette offering a stark contrast to the airy sonics that lets Totemo’s haunting vocals soar.
Watch the video for See You At The Beginning below