[Cover photo credit to Jac Chung Wan]
Taiwanese R&B singer, actress, and creative artist 9m88 (pronounced “Jo-m-Baba”) has shared the single + video “Whatchu Gonna…?” from her newly announced sophomore album 9m88 Radio, out August 8th via her label Jazz Baby Co. and Waves Collective. Produced by Rainbow Chan (AUS), the song follows themes of letting go of the past to begin again. The music video was directed by Candice Lo and features 9m88 packing away her old relationship with the help of her friends.
The song’s talking about organizing and tidying up a house to let go of a previous relationship. After a break up, I needed to take control back, and I didn’t want to feel like a mess anymore. It’s a goodbye song to an old lover and to my past.
Crafted in collaboration with an international roster of musicians and producers like Oddisee (USA), Arthur Moon (USA), Silas Short (USA), StarRo (Japan), SUMIN (South Korea), and more, 9m88 Radio intentionally moves between genres, as if switching channels between different radio stations.
9m88 adds about the album:
This is a journey of tidying up my bedroom, healing my inner shadows, and returning to one’s own-being.
9m88 will also be performing at the MetaMoon Music Festival at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on November 26, featuring Lay Zhang, Karencici, ØZI, Sury Su, and more, hosted by MC Jin.