Tell me about your early life – where were you born and where did you grow up?
Do you think your early life has influenced your music?
I was born in Bengbu, Anhui Province. I came to Hangzhou when I was 17. Bengbu is not a very cultural city, whereas Hangzhou is. Therefore, I cherish this cultural environment and have been working hard to achieve something in music. I think my experiences have shaped my music in addition to the fact I am quite a sensitive person.
How long have you lived in Hangzhou and why did you come here? Can you tell me what you like and don’t like about the city?
I have been living in Hangzhou for 10 years. I came here because of a dream. I dreamt about West Lake, then I just decided to come here. I like the city’s pace, not very fast, but not too slow. I can control the pace of my life easily but I don’t like the traffic jams in Hangzhou!
Tell me about the different music projects you’ve been involved in.
I have been involved in many projects over the years. I have formed partnerships with other artists, and even with Converse.
How has your life changed as a result of being on the TV show ‘Sing My Song’ and how has it stayed the same?
This experience made me see my future more clearly, what I wanted to achieve and how to make it come true. But, more importantly, it afforded me the opportunity for personal growth.
Tell us what music you think our readers should listen to, where they can find it and what you have planned for the future, including new releases, tours/festivals/gigs.
I recommend using the Baidu Yun music app. I like Bon Iver, he is my favorite artist. My current plan is to release a new album in the latter half of the year.
This is always hard to do but if you HAD to choose tell us your five favorite albums.
It is hard to recommend five favorite albums so I will recommend five favorite artists:
Bon Iver, Ben Howard, Envy, Damien Rice, and Toe
能否谈一下你的早期生活 – 在哪里出生，哪里成长？ 你觉得你早期的生活对于你的音乐有何影响？
我就推荐五个音乐人吧：Bon Iver, Ben Howard, Envy, Damien Rice, Toe