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Haunting, Childlike, Delicate, Operatic, Melancholic. Adjectives aside, Miss Melody is putting an original stamp on the international music scene. Although she is fluent in English, she chooses to sing in Mandarin Chinese to convey the subtle and sometimes indirect connotations of her heartfelt and emotive tracks. She says that she doesn't want to be 'lost in translation'. She doesn't like the ideas brought forth by tags like "fusion", "crossover" or "world" music - Her desire is to create a harmonious balance of both western electro-dubstep leanings with ancient chinese themes and poetries. Born in Inner Mongolia and hidden from the Chinese Authorities as a child, owing to the infamous one-child-policy, she's now living in exile in Singapore for political reasons, and the pain, complexity, innocence and secrecy of her upbringing and life-story plays out in her music.
Embracing the lyrical virtues of ancient Chinese Poetry from ancient Song and Tang Dynasties, her music is at times uplifting and proud, at other times dark and polluted. Even if you don't speak or understand Mandarin Chinese, her messages transcend language. Have a listen, and make up your own mind. We invite you to draw your own conclusions. China has always been known for copying and stealing ideas. The music coming from China is dry. Listen to the tracks here to get wet and hear something more original than you may have ever heard before...