Rainbow Chan has returned with her first single for the year, ‘Idols 偶像’.
Described by Chan as “if Teresa Teng and Gwen Stefani had a kid”, the Sydney artist’s latest foregrounds her lush, harmonised vocals with crystalline synths and groove-heavy electronic bass.
‘Idols 偶像’ marks the first single from a forthcoming EP from Rainbow Chan titled ‘Stanley’. Though a release date has not yet been announced for the project, the EP was entirely self-produced and is described by Chan as “an exploration of a love past” and “a farewell to a city that’s changed forever”.
Listen to ‘Idols 偶像’ below:
Chan has been relatively quiet since releasing her most recent album, 2019’s ‘Pillars’. Last year, however, she teamed up with Marcus Whale and Eugene Choi for In the Mood – A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai & Hong Kong.
The live-streamed performance, commissioned by the Sydney Opera House, was a dramatised tribute to Wong Kar-wai’s 2000 romantic drama In the Mood for Love, celebrating the film’s 20th anniversary. The trio were set to reprise the performance for a live audience as part of this year’s VIVID Festival line-up prior to the event’s cancellation.
Last year also saw Chan release a standalone single, ‘Triune’, a modern adaptation of a Lunar New Year celebration song in the Cantonese dialect of Weitou.