The fast life is nothing new to some of us. From quick hookups and slanging drugs, it’s been a common theme for years. Australian crooner Leng Hock revitalizes our understanding of Sydney’s underground life. Jump into his swift world for a brief second.
The 25-year-old Chinese/Italian crooner gives a misty,sensual touch to Enya’s ghostly hums on Boadicea with the help of Gamera. These vocals are more commonly associated with Mario Winans’ “I Don’t Wanna Know” throwback.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not all kangaroos and desert in New South Wales. He lustfully murmurs to “get rid of the pain” within the moment. It is both alluring yet libidinous as Hock seeks to endure without being a knight in shining armor. The autotune-soaked single is a contemporary touch up to The Fugees’ “Ready or Not” hit.
“Harvey”, on the other hand. is a brilliant collocation of environmental tragedy with the personal.
For many of us, Hurricane Harvey hit close to home, but for him it was deeper. The throbbing house crossover showcases his vocal prowess in a emboldened, futuristic way. It detoxifies the early onset of gloominess with sanguine reverberations of assurance.
Both songs show his artistic versatility and strong suits. He has developed a deep understanding with the implications and rumination surrounding heartbreak as a cultural artifact. Leng remains to be progressive with stylizing the depths of late night sounds.