Hong Kong-born, London-based mui zyu [pronounced ”moy joo”] aka Eva Liu, is sharing a second track entitled "hoi faa (feat. Jett Kwong)." Meaning ‘to bloom’ in Cantonese, "hoi faa" is about growth and rot - how wonderful things ultimately decay and how we will too. It's an entrancing peek into mui zyu's ethereal, cinematic world.
"Collaborating with the amazing Jett Kwong (who features on guzheng and backing vocals) was incredible," explains Liu." I contacted Jett a few months ago, after being blown away by her playing. We have lots in common and share the experiences of being East Asian female musicians - existing as a minority in the countries and industries we’re in. We processed the guzheng through various pedals and a cassette recorder so we could wander between the natural sound and a slightly more grotesque version collapsing through warped delays and distortion."
"hoi faa (feat. Jett Kwong)" follows mui zyu's debut single, "pour a brain," which Stereogum calls "an impressive and promising introduction," "an utterly gorgeous fever dream of a song" by Nylon, and "a delicious hint at something far more sinister" by DIY.
mui zyu’s music weaves sugary melodies through haunting sound scapes creating a palette between off-kilter pop and lo-fi film scores.
Being raised with a cloudy sense of identity as both Chinese and British - her lyrics often conjure the complexities of navigating these parallel worlds, their differences, and escaping to safe spaces (real and imaginary).
mui zyu takes inspiration from video games, films and her family’s Cantonese pop collection. For fans of Broadcast, Mort Garson, Kelsey Lu, DRINKS, Oneohtrix Point Never and Satoshi Ashikawa.