Rising Chinese/English artist GZ Tian has revealed his debut EP Another Artist, along with his brand new single ‘LML.’
Another signature display of GZ Tian’s emotive lyrics and rap style, ‘LML’ flaunts pulsating melodies, hard-hitting percussion, combined with Chinese instrumentation. GZ Tian says, “LML is about the negative side of ambition, the anxiety and stress it can bring. It’s me asking if I can “live”, but “live” being symbolic of fun and success.” The official music video for, ‘LML’ sees GZ Tian in his artistic element.
Manchester-born GZ Tian was raised and inspired by his musically gifted parents, Jah Wobble and Liao Zilan. Jah Wobble is one of Britain’s most influential and distinct bass players and is notable for his work in ex-Sex Pistol’sJohn Lydon’s band Public Image Limited as well as being Mercury Prize nominated for his work in Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart. Liao Zilan is an internationally renowned Guzheng (Chinese harp) performer who has performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and has recorded music for the Oscar-winning filmThe Last Emperor.
Drawing inspiration from a broad range of artists, such as the late XXXTentacion, Roy Hargrove and Outkast, Tian marries this with the influences from his East Asian background and his current London living to create a genre-bending sound which falls in between emo, hip-hop and jazz.
An extensive, 14-track release, Another Artist is a head-turning maelstrom of moody trap beats, tight production and exquisite rapping prowess that showcases talent far beyond GZ Tian’s age and experience.