Montreal artist Hua Li continues to broaden her musical horizons along with her newest album titled “Bennie and the Jets”, which is a contemporary tackle the basic hit track by Mr Elton John. Hua Li’s take is sort of daring, unapologetic, and distinctive in some ways. From atmospheric, cinematic manufacturing, R&B-style vocal rendition, and trap-infused groove, Hua Li breathes new life into this one. The unique’s fundamental melody and really feel are nonetheless intact, however the catch is how Hua Li’s vocals are layered. Its laid again whispered melodic passages are enhanced by parallel vocal results that add a novel psychedelic depth to the observe.
For the visible idea, Hua Li explains, “Bennie is an ageless illustration of trendy feminine insurrection and crosses the many years, similar to the supply materials of this video.” As an alternative of choosing the apparent performance-style movies, she and her workforce put collectively retro clips which are within the public area and the result’s as spatial and trippy because the observe.
Clips used within the video embody “Design for the Future” (1956), “The Human Voice”, “Rising Issues, A Movie Lesson in Nature Examine”, “New York World’s Honest 1939-1940”, “Relaxed” (1957 ) and “Princess Nicotine” (1909).
Hua Li is performing in Montreal this spring. See under for dates and look ahead to future bulletins.
Could 13 – Secret present – Sainte-Thérèse
Could 18 – The System – DJ set
Could 28 – Picknic Electronik – BAD WRLD Stage
Hua Li’s hazy R&B and groundbreaking rap go to the bone and shake your frail ass to the bottom. She launched her first function, Dynasty with Subsequent Door Data in September 2019, adopted by her 2020 EP Yellow Crane, devoted to her mom’s hometown of Wuhan, China, and he or she is at the moment engaged on her second album which might be launched. in Fall 2023. A charismatic performer, she has had the possibility to share her work on main levels around the globe, together with the Montreal Worldwide Jazz Competition, Pleasure Toronto and Reykjavik’s Secret Solstice Competition – if you do not know her on stage , you would possibly acknowledge her as an unbalanced music concept instructor for Landr Audio’s YouTube channel. In between all of this, she is an energetic DJ with residencies in her hometown of Montreal and gigs as a touring DJ for Inuk electro-pop artist Riit. Subversive and horny, Hua Li is the one half-Chinese language, half-activist, half-rapper in your coronary heart.