Teyana Taylor has come together with virtual influencer and musician Miquela to release a new single titled “Machine.” The song arrives as Miquela’s material has already been streamed over 25 million times on Spotify.
“Working with Teyana has been on my vision board for a MINUTE,” said Miquela. “The stars aligned once I found out she was recording in the studio next to mine. She was as perfect and cool as I imagined, and she brought that same energy to ‘Machine.’”
Upon releasing the track earlier today, April 23, the 19-year-old robotic musician tweeted, “All I want for my Bday is a million streams.”
For those unfamiliar, Miquela is a digital avatar created by Trevor McFedries and Sara DeCou. She began with an Instagram profile and then went on to be covered by numerous publications, including Highsnobiety. She has appeared in a Calvin Klein campaign with Bella Hadid and opened a runway show for Prada, while also signing on with Samsung to be a brand ambassador.
Miquela may not be a real person, but her influence is authentic. You can stream her new single with Teyana Taylor below.