I’ve really been in a video mode lately and I’m still amazed that given how cheap technology has gotten as of late, not more artists chose to do them.
I just stumbled across one yesterday called 一个北京人在北京 One Beijinger in Beijing by 老狼 Lao Lang.
The concept is quite nice, with Lao Lang looking at the city from the perspectives of many waidi ren: a bartender from Chongqing, a carpenter originally from Henan, an IT Project Manager from Gansu and more…
I used to brush down Lao Lang as just a campus singer but his Folk revival from a few years ago is actually something worth taking a look it… quite introspective and very soulful for my money! Anyways, check out the video and look at the lyrics below… it’s an oldie but a goodie.
edit: See Chinasmack’s Excellent translation of the lyrics here:
Listen to more Lao Lang on Xiami:
I have to make an effort and seek out his shows a bit more.. The last big event I was aware he was at was the opening of The One livehouse