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'You're my first loves': Watch Teddy Swims pour his heart out to NZ at his sold out CHCH show
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'You're my first loves': Watch Teddy Swims pour his heart out to NZ at his sold out CHCH show

"You guys had my back when no one else did."

Teddy Swims shared love from "the bottom of his heart" for the Kiwi fans who 'had [his] back when no one else did’.

The ‘Lose Control’ singer played the first of his three sold-out New Zealand shows at Christchurch’s Town Hall last night and, woah, he brought the vibes!

Between his powerful set, Teddy took a moment to connect with the Kiwi crowd and share how much he appreciates the support from us here in NZ.

Teddy Swims Six60 'Rivers' Live Cover
Teddy Swims performed a special cover of Six60's 'Rivers' during the first of his three sold-out New Zealand shows in Christchurch.
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“Five years ago my life changed forever. I did a cover of a Michael Jackson song and we woke up the next day and we had 150k views on it,” he began.

“There were a bunch of comments that said ‘Kia ora, the Kiwis love you here’,” Teddy added. “I just want to tell you you’re my favourite people in the whole world, my favourite place in the world.”

“YOU GUYS HAD MY BACK WHEN NO ONE ELSE DID.”

“I love you guys and I really mean that from the bottom of my heart,” he added.

“You guys are my first loves. I like to consider myself a kindred spirit. I feel like I’m a Kiwi my damn self.”

Teddy then launched into the Six60 track ‘Rivers’ as the hall echoed with cheers for the special NZ tribute.

Four years ago, Teddy’s YouTube cover of the same Kiwi track went viral. It now sits at a whopping 6.6 million views and is the reason for many New Zealand fans backing him in the early stages of his career. 

We always love it when international artists recognise our little country, and Teddy Swims is a legend for showing us so much love.