Bing Ji Ling - Shadow To Shine

Shadow To Shine

Bing Ji Ling

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
CD Album 11 tracks £6.99
Download Album (MP3) 11 tracks £4.99
Download individual tracks From £0.49

Description

Bing Ji Ling - Shadow To Shine

Two minutes into the album's infectious opening track "Move On", you can
tell this is something special. Recalling classic Motown in a way that would
make Mark Ronson jealous, the song opens up with a dubbed–out flute solo
breakdown. Meanwhile, the classic fuzztones and acoustic strum of "Bye Bye"
recalls the oft–overlooked 70's work by Arthur Lee's Love. The swagger soul

of "Hold Tight" showcases Luke's vocal acrobatics, his pitch–perfect falsetto
showing impressive range. Meanwhile, the gentle lilt of "Sunshine Love" shows
Luke isn't just a rocker, he's a lover too.

Luke has the kind of melodic sensibility most would kill for. Which says nothing of
his musical chops and taste for vintage instruments. Utilizing a small arsenal of
gear that includes: A Fender Rhodes piano, analog synthesizers, all manner of
percussion and bass, drums and guitar, Luke coaxes a warm, familiar sound that
sounds fresh.

The latter–half of the album finds Luke opening things up. The
breezy "Hypnotized" maybe the album's deep cut, a brilliantly arranged gem
which draws on Bill Withers and Shuggie Otis – with a sly wink to the Beatles
– again showcasing Luke's knack for catchy, memorable vocal hooks and
producers' Marquand & Collas inventive arrangements. Somewhere, Burt
Bacharach is smiling. "Some Things Never Change" is a lovely ballad, combining
baroque Pop with classic LA Pop. As usual, Luke has a knack for a chorus that
won't leave your mind. Closer "Where Am I Gonna Go" is a lovely, acoustic track
that suggests a Hendrix ballad as written by Erlend Øye – filtered through an
echo chamber – it brings the album down gently to an intimate close.

Unquestionably Shadow to Shine is Luke's shining moment to date. It’s the
kind of album – like all great Pop music – that etches itself into you: The work
of a great songwriter, great musicians and great producers pursuing something
together.

Reviews

"The initial joy here is in the discovery of each successive song. The lasting pleasure is in shuffling them this way and that, depending on the mood of the moment." The Toronto Star

Tracklisting

CD Album (TUCH2025)
  1. Bing Ji Ling - Move On
  2. Bing Ji Ling - Bye Bye
  3. Bing Ji Ling - Hold Tight
  4. Bing Ji Ling - Sunshine Love
  5. Bing Ji Ling - A Little Love
  6. Bing Ji Ling - Interlude / Welcome
  7. Bing Ji Ling - Like We Used To Do
  8. Bing Ji Ling - Hypnotized
  9. Bing Ji Ling - Dreamin''
  10. Bing Ji Ling - Some Things Never Change
  11. Bing Ji Ling - Where Am I Gonna Go
Download Album (TUCH2025)
  1. Bing Ji Ling - Move On
  2. Bing Ji Ling - Bye Bye
  3. Bing Ji Ling - Hold Tight
  4. Bing Ji Ling - Sunshine Love
  5. Bing Ji Ling - A Little Love
  6. Bing Ji Ling - Interlude / Welcome
  7. Bing Ji Ling - Like We Used To Do
  8. Bing Ji Ling - Hypnotized
  9. Bing Ji Ling - Dreamin''
  10. Bing Ji Ling - Some Things Never Change
  11. Bing Ji Ling - Where Am I Gonna Go