Cao Fang, an indie singer who gained some international recognition when a cute GE commercial used her song, “In Summer”, and was played over and over again in the Olympics, has said she would participate in the Strawberry Music Festival in Beijing, marking one of her first public performances for 2009.
As a female representative of the Chinese indie music scene, she’s already released two albums so far, and on her own label, an EP, “Farther than the Sky”, gaining her the approval of the entire industry and numerous awards, including “Best Singer”, “Best Singer-Songwriter”.
Cao Fang said she is preparing her new album and expects to release it sometime this summer. Compared to her previous work this one has even more breakthroughs, and she hopes that her fans will patiently wait for what she has in store.
Check out “In Summer” in the GE commercial, “Health-care Reimagined”.
Btw I want to note that Cao Fang, while indie, still reps for the other more mainstream girls, notably 2004 Supergirl winner An Youqi (shoutout to idarklight here) whose inability to swim is very endearing. It’s really too bad Chinese variety shows aren’t readily available to the masses, or aren’t subbed. You guys are missing out.