Chinese superstar BING recently made her international debut, releasing “Hanging On.” The song provides a taste of what to expect from her forthcoming album, Reverse Time, slated to drop in early 2018. As one of Asia’s most popular singers, BING performs wearing a mask, thus emphasizing her character rather than her beauty.
Renowned for her voice and music, BING is also celebrated for her distinctive fashion statement, beginning with the mask and extending to her chic utilization of a variety of sartorial textures and patterns.
Stylistically, BING amalgamates contemporary pop and electronic flavors with sounds from her native homeland of China, creating a distinctive blend of music that is hers and hers alone, set apart by her evocative delivery, intricate songwriting and compelling melodies.
“Hanging On” begins with subterranean rumblings followed by surfacing synths and sparkling keyboards, imbuing the music with a submerged sensibility. Shimmering diaphanous vocal harmonies flow forth radiantly. As BING’s splendid voice enters, the electro-pop melody flows with a potent rhythm provided by crisp percussive effects and a cavernous bassline. The intersection of the harmonic colors is glorious, as the synths and vocals intersect with radioactive force. There’s just a hint of dream-pop essence to the tune that gives it an avant-garde supercharged glow.
BING’s voice is nonpareil, full of a translucent clarity seemingly from another glistening realm. It emanates a passion intense and focused, potent with a prodigious delicious resonance brimming with penetrating textures and points of sonic luminescence. In short, it’s breathtaking, sublime and stormy with scintillating power.
All I can say is, Wow! What a heavenly voice, as if the Sirens of Homer’s Odyssey reincarnated. “Hanging On” hums with energy as the melody streams forth, and the rhythm pulses with contagious seductive force. “Hanging On” is superb and BING’s voice is akin to a fifth universal element.