Hiperson - Crashing Into Daylight

Song of the Day
Hosted by Kevin Cole

Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Kevin Cole, host of Drive Time on KEXP, is "Crashing Into Daylight" by Hiperson, from the 2020 album Bildungsroma on Maybe Mars Records.


 
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Hiperson formed in 2015 when its members were students at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, China. Since then, the post-punk quintet have graduated to their most sophisticated release yet, their third album Bildungsroman, which was released last year. 

Their latest is a concept album about a woman recovering from the end of a relationship. Lead vocalist Chen Sijiang told online magazine Kiwese, “When we decided to record, we started to see the songs as having something coherent. We had a lot of discussion about the character moving from one emotional state to another, experiencing the details of her life as she changed to a new one — even now we are still trying to picture the shape.”

Guitarist Ji Yinan agrees, adding, "The ideas in these songs are not static."

Chen concludes, "“We see ourselves as story starters. We want to start the story, and let people write the rest themselves.”

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