Pop idol Hoàng Thuỳ Linh’s MV, Em Đây Chẳng Phải Thuý Kiều (I’m Not Yet a Woman), features melodies in folk music. Photo courtesy of the producer
HCM CITY Love, hope and belief are the themes of new albums by female artists Hoàng Thuỳ Linh and Suboi who have released their music on YouTube to encourage fans during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pop idol Linh’s MV, Em Đây Chẳng Phải Thuý Kiều (I’m Not Yet a Woman), features melodies in folk music that shot her to fame last year.
The single is a song from her latest album, Hoàng, released in 2019. The album includes eight songs, composed and mixed by young musicians such as Triple D and DYTAP. Two songs, Tứ Phủ (Four Palaces) and Để Mị Nói Cho Mà Nghe (Let Me Tell You), from the album were released as single MVs and became big hits.
Tứ Phủ (Four Palaces), released in August 2020, features electronic and folk music with old words used in Đạo Mẫu, a form of worship of Mother Goddesses in Việt Nam. It attracted more than three million views in three days after its release on YouTube.
Để Mị Nói Cho Mà Nghe (Let Me Tell You), released in June 2019, has attracted over 147 million views on YouTube.
The two works use elements from folk music.
Em Đây Chẳng Phải Thuý Kiều released earlier this week and has attracted nearly 600,000 views. The lyrics of the song are vivid and funny, celebrating love and women.
Linh hopes her music will continue to “infuse a passion in my fans”, said the pop idol.
“Women are my endless source of passion in music.”
Pop idol Hoàng Thuỳ Linh’s MV, Em Đây Chẳng Phải Thuý Kiều (I’m Not Yet A Women), features melodies in folk music. Photo courtesy of the producer
Linh earned four top prizes, including the year’s Best Album for Hoàng, at the 15th Cống Hiến (Devotion) Music Awards last year. The award is held annually by the Vietnam News Agency's Thể Thao & Văn Hóa (Culture & Sports) newspaper to honour music producers and artists who have made significant contributions to the industry.
Rapper Suboi has announced on her Facebook page that her new album, called No Nê (None), is scheduled to be released on YouTube on July 15.
No Nê features 10 songs, including the rapper’s hits Cho Không (To Give), N-Sao? (N-Why?) and Bet on Me.
The record No Nê was her first after seven years since her previous album RUN, which was released in 2014.
Suboi wrote on Facebook: “No Nê will feature my soul and mind that I never show to fans."
“I love music by Suboi, a woman of fire. Hearing her voice, I was moved,” said a fan of HCM City.
Suboi, whose real name is Hàng Lâm Trang Anh, has been singing hip hop for more than 15 years.
She released her debut album, WALK, in 2010, featuring a rap style that blended English and Vietnamese lyrics. She has four albums and several single MVs.
She was the only Vietnamese artist to compete for the Best Southeast Asia Act category at the MTV EMA (European Music Awards) in 2019. VNS