Hiperson 海朋森 – Spring Breeze 春风
Chengdu’s Hiperson returns in a big way, with their stunning ambitious new single and music video. Spring Breeze unfolds over seven minutes – and in many ways expands on last years captivating EP ‘Four Seasons’ – taking Chen Sijiang’s spoken-word poetic pose and lifting it to grand indie rock heights as razor-sharp guitars, propulsive drums and even flute ignite the path ahead. Those emotional heights are recaptured perfectly in the music video, rendered through some killer tracking shots as Sijiang walks the gorgeous mountainous landscape whilst talking to the camera. Gripping.
AR – Deal Deal 一丢丢
Up and coming Guangzhou rapper AR (aka Liu Fuyang) joins the ranks of other alternative hip-hop stars who are veering away from their original trap stylings for something more novel and elastic, and his latest ‘一丢丢’ is chock full of edible hip-hop bars that float on buoyant charm and mischievous glee. The video is equally deviant and sly, riding the line between absurdity and denunciation, and features fellow rapper Pharaoh.