I usually do a cover song when I need help getting into the flow of producing music and this was practice for my forthcoming album. This cover version is a concentrated example of some of the sonic aesthetics and production techniques that I’ve been exploring in my work for Ming & Ping, BAO, and other artists. This single won’t be on the album, but it has a few stylistic elements that will be.
“The Lady in Red” was ubiquitous on the radio when I was a kid and, for some reason, Vietnamese people in the US really like this song so I heard it all the time growing up. I always thought it was an okay song, with kinda corny lyrics, but there are some super catchy elements in the song such as the iconic choral background vocals. I wanted to challenge myself to cover this song without using that background vocal technique, so that I can identify what makes the BAO sound special. Hope you dig it.Go to Bandcamp