SONG PICK: Sui Zhen – Matsudo City Life
Melbourne-based artist Sui Zhen puts her music in a larger context and her latest album “Losing, Linda” is about the intersection between our real and digital lives. But her songs can speak for themselves too: the latest single “Matsudo City Life” is a quirky, but catchy synth pop song about a place in the suburbs of Tokyo where Sui Zhen did the recording. She recalls:
the walls of the Love Hotel – titled ‘Paradise Air’ – were made of very thick concrete to keep loud noise in, which worked well for us musicians. Each room was uniquely themed. We were assigned one with faded pink and red tones, a love heart shaped bathtub and maroon carpet. Whilst the room we designated as ‘the studio’ was tiled with cool grey tones, marble and pillared. The city was what locals call a ‘sleeper town’ or bedroom community, which Salarymen would use only for rest. In some ways it was a city full of their dreams and empty of their reality.
Listen to our Song Pick of the Day “Matsudo City Life” below: