On the 16th of January, a year after her last appearance in Beijing, folk singer Hua Zhou will give a performance in Yugong Yishan. This is another fresh start: new songs, new collaborators, new compositions, and essential remakes of previous works. Those who are familiar with her will discover that the naughty girl who sang Old Chinese Doctor or The Song of Diaosi is gone; as if in a flash, Hua Zhou becomes the unique representative of folk singers of the 90s generation.


Folk music, this neutral genre that originated from the bottom is now misunderstood and mis-labelled “minor-intellectual” and “sentimental”. Hua Zhou uses her talent to correct this. Hua Zhou is a simple girl, using simple chords, most basic skills, singing most bland songs that go even without any metaphor. “Simplicity” is today a rare talent – it is in fact a transcendence that is not treated respectfully. Hua Zhou is good at describing scenarios, sad or cheerful, without expressing herself overtly. She is also not afraid of using dirty languages and talking about sex.


Hua Zhou made changes in the previous year. She quit school, left Urumqi and moved to Beijing. By the end of the year, she finished producing with Yang Haisong her first album that is to be published on Douban in 2015.


Hua Zhou is the same Hua Zhou. She is busy creating and composing as ever, and always upload demos as soon as possible to her Douban site. But the friends are gone. In Yugong Yishan, you can witness Hua Zhou’s new start, her first step into the music industry.


Tickets to Gone Are the Friends are available on Musikid.com, the new album that is to be released in April is also accepting orders now. These are on sale now and include souvenirs!



Tickets online:http://www.douban.com/event/23307815/


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