Wang Leehom’s much anticipated new album’s first hit single, “Lose Myself” featuring Swedish DJ Avicii is a true East West crossover opening the doors for EDM in China.
Wang Leehom’s new Chinese album is dropping at the end of 2014 and he never fails to surprise us. Early on in his career he set the standard for Chinese R&B with the award winning album “Revolution”. In his album, “Heroes of Earth”, Leehom created a sound he called “Chinked-Out” which helped define the sound of Chinese hip-hop. Now, his collaboration with DJ Avicii on “Lose Myself” has not only created buzz for the new album, it’s also opened the doors for electronic dance music in China.
Avicii’s signature rhythms and Leehom’s emotional melodies create a fresh blend of East meets West. The Chinese lyrics written by Leehom are a double entendre. WLH says “The structure of EDM songs are quite different from what Chinese audiences are used to. There are long instrumental interludes (known as the drop). I hope ‘Lose Myself’ can show audiences how to appreciate EDM. First, to ‘lose yourself’ in the music and forget the worries and stresses of everyday life. But also, there’s a sad love story here. A girl has forgotten me but I just can’t get over her. And I wish she could teach me just how to forget the past.”