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Tea Party is a song performed by Kerli. It is track number twelve on the album Almost Alice.

Background

Kerli met Tim Burton at an award ceremony two years prior to "Alice in Wonderland" and requested to play Alice. Her offer was declined but she was later contacted by Burton when he asked her to appear on the album Almost Alice. The song Tea Party had already been created so Kerli presented that song for the album.[1]

Composition

Kerli got the inspiration for the song after purchasing a musical tea pot from Chinatown. The song the tea pot played can be heard in the beginning of the song.[2] The song consists of 72 vocal tracks and between 60 and 70 instrumental tracks.[3]

...In addition to all the tracks that, together, form the instrumental portion of the song, the vocals were comprised of 72 individual vocal tracks, all blended in a certain way to create a distinct vocal sound...
Vespertine[4]

Simlish version

The song is also featured in the Ambitions expansion pack for the video game The Sims 3. It is performed in Simlish, the language spoken in the video game. Kerli recorded the song in the Simlish language.

Track listing

Remixes

  1. Tea Party - 03:28
  2. Tea Party (Jason Nevins Radio Remix) - 3:12
  3. Tea Party (Jason Nevins Extended Remix) - 5:55
  4. Tea Party (Jason Nevins Extended Instrumental) - 5:55
  5. Tea Party (Chew Espresso Fix) - 3:49
  6. Tea Party (Chew Espresso Fix Extended) - 5:55
  7. Tea Party (Chew Espresso Fix Extended Instrumental) - 5:55

Music video

The music video for Tea Party debuted on March 10, 2010. It is directed and produced by Justin Harder. The video shows Kerli throwing a large tea party for her guests, who are dressed in very lavish outfits. It then shows Kerli before the party, adding a potion to the tea which causes her guests to turn into dolls which she picks up a places in a row on the shelf. Kerli said "triangles symbolize creation, all elements, male and female" and the red and white symbolizes the good and evil, like the red and white queens in Alice in Wonderland. The video's release was delayed due to Disney unacceptance of the video because of some of the content. That content was edited out and the video was released. Some of the content removed is one of her guests containing an eyeball in their mouth, various other scenes at the table and some suggestive additional scenes involving Kerli in the red outfit.

Cast

  • Kerli
  • Anthony Darnell Washington
  • Jessey Cinis
  • Perish Dignam
  • Sara Wells
  • Brian Ziff
  • Katt Lee
  • Kaila Yu
  • Natalia Iswara
  • Eden Muse
  • Theodore Johnson
  • Priscilla Taylor
  • Ana Lenchantin

Dolls

Main article: Tea Party's music video dolls

Lyrics

Welcome to the Tea Party
Want to be my VIP?
You didn't RSVP
That's ok, that's ok
Welcome to the Tea Party (oh oh, oh oh)
Want to be my VIP?
When I all steamed up, hear me shout
Tip me over and pour me out

Your appetite is flex
I got the table set
Don't get your dribble on my
T-t-table yet

I got the goodies baked
Got more than you can take
Just try and nibble on my biscuits and my rainbow cake

Let's be traditional
And non commissional
Got my elbows down, pinkies up
That's the way you sip my cup

Welcome to the Tea Party (oh oh, oh oh)
Want to be my VIP? (oh oh, oh oh)
You didn't RSVP (oh oh, oh oh)
That's ok, that's ok (oh oh, oh oh)
Welcome to the Tea Party (oh oh, oh oh)
Want to be my VIP?
When I all steamed up, hear me shout
Tip me over and pour me out

Try not to move so fast
You know the sir comes last
I'm the lady fatha mucka try to show some class

Don't drink the last cup
We keep it boiling hot
We keep the party moving till we drink the last drop

Let's be traditional
And non commissional
Got my elbows down, pinkies up
That's the way you sip my cup

Welcome to the Tea Party (oh oh, oh oh)
Want to be my VIP? (oh oh, oh oh)
You didn't RSVP (oh oh, oh oh)
That's ok, that's ok (oh oh, oh oh)
Welcome to the Tea Party (oh oh, oh oh)
Want to be my VIP?
When I all steamed up, hear me shout
Tip me over and pour me out

I know this night is like no other
You're not just another

I know it's only getting better
As long as we're together

I know this night is like no other
You're not just another

Welcome to the Tea Party (oh oh, oh oh)
Want to be my VIP? (oh oh, oh oh)
You didn't RSVP (oh oh, oh oh)
That's ok, that's ok (oh oh, oh oh)
Welcome to the Tea Party (oh oh, oh oh)
Want to be my VIP?
When I all steamed up, hear me shout
Tip me over and pour me out

Gallery

Photos by Dave Schwep

Kerli - Tea Party03:29

Kerli - Tea Party

References

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