Faye Wong
Guy Lochhead, 21/06/12
Hugely popular Chinese singer and actress. She is known for her “cool” attitude and interest in “alternative” Western pop music. She took a break from the limelight in 2005 but has recently been hinting at a comeback. Whilst reading about Wong, I got freaked out by the obsessive tone of the coverage of her. I ended up feeling a bit sorry for her, if she’s really just some drifty 4AD fan. The idea of that sort of dream pop filtered through a C-pop prism is interesting, but the results are a bit drippy. Also, her idolised defiance and subversiveness seems a bit too safe and calculated. I think she’s got enough fans without me.

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