Berlin-based vocalist and songwriter LIA LIA shares her new single ‘Night Call’. The single and accompanying video, directed by Jannik Schneider, are available to buy and stream on all platforms via b4 / Remote Control.
Thriving in the space between the sugary-sweet and the melancholic, LIA LIA’s latest single is pop for after midnight. Inspired by Chinese fairy tales and Japanese anime, the ‘Night Call’ video sees a teenage LIA LIA stuck in school, isolated and alone. As she becomes consumed by anxiety, she awakens Ryū — short for Ryūjin 龍神, “dragon god” — a water dragon spirit in human form who she then has to battle, after taking up arms to become her alter-ego Baby Punk. “The song is about feeling lonely and disconnected from the world, waiting for someone to come and rescue me from my bedroom,” she explains.
‘Night Call’ was mixed and mastered by Geoff Swan (Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek, Ashnikko) and is LIA LIA’s first single release of 2020. Previous releases including cult pop gem ‘Boba Boba’ have drawn the attention of global media titles like NME, Gorilla vs. Bear and The Independent, plus two major profiles in American Vogue and Nylon Japan, in collaboration with Louis Vuitton. LIA LIA also recently supported Doja Cat on a string of German live shows. ‘Night Call’ is released today on b4, a forward-thinking label that serves as a home for tomorrow’s most relevant artists.
LIA LIA – ‘Night Call’ is out now
via b4 / Remote Control Records