跳舞的梵谷 A Dancing Van Gogh (single), by 孫燕姿 Sun Yanzi

Stefanie Sun A Dancing Van Gogh

It has been a while since we heard new music from Singapore songstress Sun Yanzi, and 3 years since her last album. She previewed short clips of her new music, and eventually released her new single, “跳舞的梵谷 A Dancing Van Gogh”, last Friday.

The new single sees her venturing into yet another soundscape – not the most easy on the ears on the first few listens. With the song, I guess she tries to convey about her as treading the line between reason and madness, somewhat like Van Gogh I suppose – and therefore the title of the song. I think the song also sort of describes her way of way of doing things in a way (“不謝幕 不慶祝 不歡呼 不回顧 不頑固 不踟躕”), or maybe suggesting how she would like to live her life? She also directly referenced 2 of Van Gogh’s paintings in the lyrics – The Starry Night and Wheatfield with Crows.

Really looking forward to the surprises that she has in store for us on the new album, also titled 跳舞的梵谷 A Dancing Van Gogh. Pre-orders for the album start from 25 October, while the album itself is released on 9th November.

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