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Chinese American Bear Announces New LP “Wah!!!” with Exciting New Single “Heartbreaker 伤心情歌”

  • June 25, 2024
  • 2 min read
Chinese American Bear Announces New LP “Wah!!!” with Exciting New Single “Heartbreaker 伤心情歌”

Chinese american bear, way, pop music

Seattle’s Chinese American Bear are set to captivate audiences once again with their new LP, “Wah!!!.” This C-pop duo, consisting of Bryce Barsten and Anne Tong, crafts eclectic DIY pop that masterfully blends Chinese mando-pop with the Western indie pop canon. Their music flits seamlessly between English and Mandarin, capturing a spirit of cross-cultural joy and longing that is both poignant and irresistibly fun.

Last month, the band teased their upcoming album with the release of the single “Feelin’ Fuzzy (毛绒绒的感觉),” which coincided with the announcement of their signing to the beloved UK independent label Moshi Moshi, known for nurturing talent such as Girl Ray, Anna Meredith, and Hot Chip. This strategic move signals a new chapter for the duo, as they prepare for the LP’s release on October 18th.

The band’s ability to create a unique soundscape that bridges East and West is evident in their latest single, “Heartbreaker 伤心情歌.” The track, premiering today alongside a visually captivating video on FLOOD, exemplifies their knack for crafting songs that are emotionally resonant yet playfully engaging. With lush instrumentation and intricate melodies, “Heartbreaker 伤心情歌” weaves a tale of love and heartache, underscored by the band’s signature cross-cultural flair.

Chinese American Bear’s music stands out for its authenticity and innovation, drawing listeners into a world where diverse influences converge. “Wah!!!” promises to be a dynamic exploration of their artistic growth, showcasing their ability to transcend cultural boundaries while maintaining a cohesive and compelling sound. This LP is poised to solidify their place in the indie pop landscape, offering a refreshing blend of styles that is sure to resonate with a global audience.

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