Feel the storm and clouds of my breath
Hear the thunder and lighting of my voice
See the stars that are my eyes
My limbs point North, East, West, and South
My skin stretch across the open earth
Pangu cut open the heavens and the Earth,
to watch me perform
Unabashedly bold, Yaoband member Zhang Jinghao’s lyrics evoke such majestic imagery in all his songs. I love how you can tell his influences even in collabs, such as this song he cowrote with and for JA Fu Longfei. Here, Fu Longfei compares himself to Pangu, the mythical hero who cut open the world to cause essentially the Big Bang in Chinese lore.
Fu Longfei’s live version at a new song competition show, Unlimited Show Season 无限歌谣季, at 1h16m40s
Can you guess which member co-wrote songs with Jason Fu?
If Apple features you in an ad , surely you have to be pretty special. Electric rock band Yaoband/The Honor 耀乐团 not only have an American distributer, but also a lot of full English songs (but no, no booty like fat cheese).
I can’t believe I missed them before (okay, I can, it’s because of the random appearance of Aventurina King in their MV) . I first heard them performing at the Migu festival last month and was immediate an fan. One member, Zhang Jinghao, also co-wrote Jason Fu Longfei‘s Survivor. You can listen to and buy their songs on itunes here and read more about them here.
They’re currently working on their new album, but here’s their single from their last album that mixes ancient poetry with a modern beat. Fun fact: the dancers of this live performances come from a dance studio now ran by ex-girlband S.P.Y.