Stranger in the North – Namewee ft Wang Leehom
Malaysian singer Namewee adds to the countless songs about the dream chasers lost in the strange allure and fog of the Northern Capital (Beijing). I don’t think Leehom has ever lived in Beijing, but who can complain about him.
Animal World 動物世界 – Joker Xue Zhiqian
It’s so great to see Xue Zhiqian’s talents finally being recognized (not so much for that name change from Jacky to Joker, though) . Love all of the new MV’s so far. Also check out 曖昧 , I’m Afraid 我害怕, and Sophisticated 高尚 .
Liang Liang 凉凉 – Zhang Bichen ft. Aska Yang
You’ve probably all heard this by now, but this is one of the few ancient drama themes I’ve liked in the past year, but here it is accompanied by the dancing of SWIN boyband’s Liu Ye and Umut:
Pizza – Miss Ko
We all needed this diss track of a pizza place.
Me, myself, and I 我 – 耀乐团 Yaoband
Composed almost solely of idioms praising himself, this is one of the most narcissistic yet addictive songs from Yaoband.
H.E.N.R.Y. – Julia Wu
In addition to spamming the director of I Am Singer with M.I.C. requests, I have also been PMing him to invite Aussie singer Julia Wu as their overseas singer next season. Her crew Chyna House, which produces great rnb music with all artists of Chinese descent, is headed by the extremely talented terrytyelee and kind of awesome . You might remember them from the OST to Tiny Times.
Here’s her MV released a while ago . I keep thinking it’s an ode to our own Benji since the chorus sounds like “I’m gonna be H.E.N.R.Y. , kind of Benji”
Bring your girlfriend home – Lan Yingying, Cao Jun
Real-life couple Lan Yingying (Empresses in the Palace, The Surgeons) and Cao Jun (Lotus Lantern) are simply too sweet in this duet. She kind of reminds me of Ni Ni when she smiles.