Track Of The Day: KAI TAK (ft. Chelsey Boy) “Tung Chung”

Track Of The Day  KAI TAK ft. Chelsey Boy

Continues the occasional partnership between Los Angeles based musician Chris King, guitarist and producer of reflective synth-strewn post-punkers Cold Showers, and the alluring chanteuse Chelsey Boy through the new single, “Tung Chung”, taken from what should be the debut album from King’s collaborative music project Kai Tak, currently still in progress, that will feature collaborations with different artists on each song, composed as a sonic love letter to 1980s/1990s British era Hong Kong.

“Tung Chung” is inspired by the grimy sights and sounds from King’s birthplace of Hong Kong, laced with introspective lyrics unravelling in a helpless reverie of longing, nostalgia, and fading love.

A heady combination between the sinuous downtempo rhythms of trip-hop, the lush contemplative atmospheres of dream-pop, and the sparkly distorted and reverberating sheets of shoegaze, over which fluctuate equal parts dreamy and assertive (dis)harmony that defines the voice’s melancholic state of mind, seamlessly casting dark and forlorn emotions.

Imbued with industrial undertones that nod to The Curve, “Tung Chung” ignites wavering crisp metallic drum beats clanging and pounding ceaselessly, blackened by ominous droning low ends, whilst shimmering layers of blazing rippling guitar strains, smoulder around soft melancholic vocals, driving urgent restless moods through swirling celestial echoes to drown breathless in an emotional tide of hopeless fear.

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