We have been performing this live for a while now, but owe a HUGE debt of respect and much love to our audio maven and friend Jarome for tightening up the beat, throwing in a pad and delivering that gorgeous guzheng sound in the break.
We're so happy with this that we're putting the final touches to a Video to go with it which will be ready in late September.
Next time someone tells you that nothing innovative or creative comes out of China - play them this.
The words are based on a Chinese poem from the Song Dynasty by Li Qing Zhao (1084-1155)
ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE LYRICS
"Like A Dream"--(Li Qing-zhao)
Last night the wind was strong and rain was fine,
Sound sleep did not dispel the taste of wine.
I ask the maid who's rolling up the screen.
"The same crab-apple tree," she say,"is seen."
"Don't you know,
Don't you know
The red should languish and the green must grow?"
released January 1, 2012
Produced, Mixed and Engineered by Jarome Matthew @ ProSoul studios, Beijing.
Written & Composed by Michael Wright and Melody Liu