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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Dominic Chin revisits Mando-pop timeless appeal in My Love

08/17/2021 10:39:08 PM

Dominic Chin has given yesteryear's Mandopop sound a refreshing take with his new song titled My Love.

Released last August 13via Umami Records, the song featured Jerry Galleries and was inspired by Dominic's fascination with the music of his childhood while listening to the likes of A-mei, JJ Lin, and Stefanie Sun in the backseat of his family's car.

Backed by rich, dramatic instrumentation and retro-leaning production, the Singapore-based prolific singer-songwriter/producer revisits classic Chinese pop balladry with emotional heft, reminding listeners of the genre's timeless appeal and how it transcends generational boundaries up to this moment.
"This is a classic love song that stems from the old-fashioned style of professing one's love for another person, with lines speaking poetically and hopping between two romantic languages: English and Mandarin," says the Singapore-based pop sensation. With an arrangement from Jerry Galeries, who brought the song's essence to exciting new places, "My Love" features a more grounded form of singing, highlighting the voice and the production in its deceptively simple terms.
Dominic Chen also explained how instrumentation became his favorite part of the track and credited acclaimed singer-songwriter Jerry Galeries for capturing precisely the sound they wanted to achieve.
"The raised key caught me by surprise, but I thought it was a fantastic emotional build-up and release, just what the song needs since the song's structure and lyrics were already very simplified," Dominic shares in a statement.
The multi-talent singer and producer behind the hits "BETTER," "ALONE," and "CRY" hopes that with "My Love," his music fans would be able to see another side of his artistry, especially his newfound love in writing and performing songs in his mother tongue. "I am also excited to show them a song where I put my love for singing on display," Dominic points out. "I always loved experimenting with improving my vocal expressions; I think this song was the perfect way to challenge my singing and storytelling abilities."

Before its official release, "My Love" has also appeared at the end credits of Bernadus Andrien Chandra's short film, Seow On 7.

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