Tuesday, December 11, 2012

香港新的獨立女王 [HK's new indie queen]

this week's YouTube sensation.... Ellen Loo 盧凱彤!

for the longest time, hong kong couldn't produce any singer-songwriters worthy to challenge the unshakeable standing of taiwan's top singer-songwriters like cheer chen and deserts zhang xuan. it is either HK doesn't have the culture and environment, or such genre of singer-songwriters would not be able of survive. a few came and went, but never able to stay long in the scene.

here comes ellen loo, reputedly to be the best female guitarist in HK now, and the one who played guitar in eason chan's DUO concert two years ago. she did steal the limelight from eason then.

coming from an indie background, ellen certainly has the style, attitude and substance to go far. her guitar playing is commendable too. the guitar riffs in this song sound refreshingly different. HK cantopop has been in the doldrums for the last decade or more, we need more singer-songwriters like ellen to rejuvenate and bring a breath of fresh air to the dying music scene


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