International phenomenon and China’s top pop idol LAY (Lay Zhang) releases his new singleJade today by Zhang Yixing Studio. The song is co-written by Dante Leon, Adam Halliday, and LAY himself who also co-produced the song with Murda Beatz. The hit-making team integrated familiar Chinese instruments and cultural metaphors with the soul of “Western music” and top-notch modern production techniques, mixing English and Mandarin.
The song instantly grabs your attention, opening with dynamic instrumentals before going into a mesmerizing “pop meets urban” rhythmic flow and passionate vocals. The sound strongly holds a backbone in modern hip-hop and ties into a love story in today’s world. Jade, tells a story that spans a thousand years, as LAY reminisces the tale of a beautiful girl. She is like a precious “Jade”, crystal clear, staunch and unyielding, with a unique luster. She embodies the ancient Chinese saying of “Rather a shattered vessel of jade than an unbroken piece of pottery”. She is one-of-a-kind. The combination of traditional “peking opera” and Chinese instruments, using the word “Jade” as the theme, and also narrating a true love story.