Listen on streaming platforms: https://gyro.to/Brave I wrote this song after I had a bit of a meltdown. I went through a period where I just kept taking on new projects and saying yes to people. I was afraid to miss opportunities, so I just kept saying yes. In the end I was stretched too thin, and I broke down. This song is a reminder that it is okay to say no. I wanted to remind people that it’s not possible to always please everyone, and it is important to prioritise looking after ourselves.
Listen on streaming platforms: https://gyro.to/Fantasy Kim’s new single Fantasy is about longing for her parent’s love during hardships. Kim left her family and moved from Taiwan to Australia in 2012. Her family is a typical Taiwanese family that never really expressed love in a physical or verbal way. This was compounded when Kim travelled around the world, moved overseas, and again with COVID-19. In the song, Kim sings 'So I start to dance to keep your gaze on me, never want to let go of you'. This line is a statement that while Kim’s music career may seem to be flourishing, she still feels lonely and empty without the encouragement from her family. Kim’s evocative lyrics and emotive vocals combine with bird songs, sombre cello, and dreamy keys to create a vulnerable soundscape that yearns for attention from her listeners.
Credits: Song written by Yu-Ching Kim Yang Vocals, guitar - Kim Yang Cello - Tabitha Hart Keys - Jonah Myers Percussion, drums - Guy Lilleyman & Naomi Smith Recorded by Guyy Lilleyman at Amberly Studios, Canberra AUS Produced by Guyy Lilleyman & Kim Yang Mastered by Dax Liniere, at Puzzle Factory Sound Studios, London UK
“Kim Yang creates music for the soul. With her ethereal blend of sounds, she creates music that balances delicately between vulnerability and power. It feels simultaneously grounded and exploratory; it’s rooted in acoustic folk, but reaches far wider...”
“Kim Yang is an outstanding singer/songwriter who bridges cultures with songs about her experiences in both Taiwan and Australia. Kim made her first appearance at the National Folk Festival in 2019 exciting and engaging audiences with her fresh and honest style. I’m sure this will be the first of many” - Pam Merrigan
“Holy crap your voice is AMAZING - spellbinding even. You had me from the first melody and kept me enthralled all the way through to the end.” - Nkechi Anele
“Breathe taking; I felt like Kim had grabbed me by the hand and carried me through an amazing secret garden. There is a stillness in this much like walking through a forest, aware of how small we are in comparison to nature. It's humbling. Kim Yang is a force of nature, and she humbles me.”