Thursday, February 26, 2009
For those who have yet to hear or see Sun's dancing and Geisha look in her previous dance single 'China Wine' with Wyclef Jean, check it out below:
China Wine MTV
Mr. Bill MTV
Live in Singapore Concert
Here's an old writeup on her when she released this single (Source: http://musicremedy.com/s/Sun/album/The_Geisha-4116.html)
SUN AKA GEISHA, a four-time platinum music artist and singing sensation in Asia, has signed a production deal with legendary producer and musician, Wyclef Jean, to executive produce SUN’s upcoming North American debut album. The first single from her album, “China Wine,” which was written by SUN and Wyclef Jean, will drop in July 2007 along with their much anticipated music video.
SUN exploded onto the international music scene just over five years ago with her Asian debut album, “Sun with Love,” which she followed with three other albums which continued to double in sales - all going platinum. SUN has performed sold-out concerts in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore and China for as many as 20,000 people a night. She has been awarded everything from the MTV Asia Award, to the Hong Kong Metro Music Award, to the Yahoo! Singaporean of the Year Award. SUN broke into the US and UK music industry with four back-to-back dance and rhythm singles that all hit the top of the Billboard Dance Club Chart and the UK’s Music Week Dance Chart.
Wyclef Jean is currently at the top of the charts with his songwriting and executive producing efforts. His Grammy-nominated single and video with Shakira (Hips Don’t Lie) continues to be played globally on radio and television stations everywhere. As a songwriter and producer, his musical talent has influenced projects for Whitney Houston, Santana, Destiny’s Child , The Black Eyed Peas and of course the multi Grammy winning Lauren Hill, who along with Wyclef made up two thirds of the legendary Fugees.
SUN’s single, “China Wine,” was recorded at Wyclef Jean’s famed Platinum Sound Recording Studio in New York City. “China Wine” brings elements of Asia, the United States and the Caribbean together to create a world party dance hall – reggae-tone vibe that is completely original.
Along with SUN and Wyclef Jean, who appears courtesy of Columbia Records, the song will feature Elephant Man, appearing courtesy of VP Music Group Inc., and Tony Matterhorn, who had a massive Caribbean hit with “Dutty Wine.” “China Wine” is building a buzz in clubs, with dance hall and radio audiences in Jamaica, the Caribbean Islands and the United States, including hotbeds like Miami, Atlanta and New York. China Wine also features SUN’s alter ego The GEISHA. This alter ego will feature heavily in each of SUN’s first two singles, “China Wine” and its follow-up, “Mr. Bill.” The two singles were written as a two-part story arc involving SUN’s journey from her mainland China upbringing to her immersion in a Carribean neighborhood in New York where she becomes involved in a dangerous relationship with one of the island’s kingpins, played by Beckford.
Both the “China Wine” and “Mr. Bill” videos were shot on location by renowned music video director, Wayne Isham (Britney Spears, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Bon Jovi, Keith Urban and the Rolling Stones), whose videos often read like feature-length films, incorporating Isham’s intricate use of cinematography and art direction. The videos bring together Carribean, Asian, and US musical influence with a sound and a visual style that is fresh and totally original.
To help with this vision, Christian Audigier, creative director of Ed Hardy Vintage Tattoo Wear, Christian Audigier Atelier and SMET, was brought on to style the clothing and special look for SUN and her backup dancers. Christian Audigier is based in Los Angeles and has taken the casual urban street scene by storm with his Asian-inspired twist on tattoos, denim and camouflage.
SUN is currently in Asia busily promoting her newest platinum selling album. She spent April, May and June in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China performing to sold-out stadiums in city after city. Her fifth record-breaking Asian album has already surpassed the sales of her previous albums.
SUN will fly back to the United States in July 2007 where she will finish her debut English speaking album. Along with Wyclef Jean and his team of producers, SUN plans on recording several more songs for her US album at Platinum Sound Recording in New York with an intended release date for the first quarter of 2008.