London-based artist and producer Fifi Rong returns with her new ‘Forbidden Desire’ EP. Fifi Rong’s nuanced flair and mesmerizing vocals have already garnered online attention from the likes of Clash, the 405 and Fader, and received national airplay from BBC Radio 1. Fifi has performed international headline shows throughout the UK, Europe, and China; and worked with diverse artists such as Skepta and Tricky. We asked Fifi to choose a five track playlist that shaped her sound, style and personality.
張楚zhang chu – Sister . One real artist I took many years to admire and fall for.. A lyrical genius touching upon many taboo subjects in his own unique poetic ways that no one else dares to talk about. It’s a shame that one needs to know Chinese culture and the language to be able to begin to understand it.
Faye Wong – The Other Shore. This is probably the biggest song on many levels. It’s a song of life, death and beyond.
Cocteau Twins – Pearly Dewdrop’s Drops. All time favourite, just like most of the other Cocteau Twins’ stuff, it takes me away in 5 seconds. It’s probably one of the most time proof music experiences for me.
Pink Floyd – The Great Gig In The Sky. I was very young, but I suddenly grew up after I heard this. It’s sexual, and sexy.
Villagers – Memoir. It’s a crime to bypass a whole life of good music that’s been a part of me, but I have to fast-forward to the most powerful experience I’ve had recently. After watching a Villagers live show I’m in love again.