Every once in a while, an artist emerges with a unique blend of sounds that transport us to different realms of emotion and imagination.
Tokyo-based artist You Liang is one such musician, and his latest EP, “Sleepless Summer Night,” is a testament to their ability to create beautiful sonic landscapes.
This EP, consisting of three distinct tunes, takes listeners on a mesmerizing journey through deep, dreamy harmonies, and captivating melodies.
Sleepless Summer Night – The Original Mix
The EP kicks off with the title track, “Sleepless Summer Night.” From the first notes, you are transported to a world where time seems to slow down. The tune features a clean and solid minimal beat, perfectly complementing the deep and dreamy harmonies. The addition of a beautiful and romantic vocal adds an ethereal touch to the composition.
One of the standout features of this track is its mysterious yet soft and well-produced melodies. They flow seamlessly with the vocal, creating a sense of serenity and introspection. As the song progresses, the drop introduces an increasingly energetic synth, which contrasts beautifully with the overall deep and minimalistic vibe of the track. It’s a delicate balance that You Liang masters with finesse, keeping listeners engaged from start to finish.
Sleepless Summer Night – Instrumental
For those who prefer to let the music speak for itself, the EP also includes an instrumental version of “Sleepless Summer Night.” Stripped of vocals, this track allows you to fully immerse yourself in the intricate harmonies and melodies that You Liang has crafted. It’s a testament to the artist’s ability to create a captivating atmosphere solely through music, demonstrating that sometimes, words are not necessary to convey emotion.
Closing the EP is “Sleepless Summer Night – Beachside,” a remixed version of the original. This track takes the energy up a notch while maintaining the dreamy essence of the original. With a catchy chorus and a captivating groove, it’s a perfect choice for those moments when you want to move to the music and lose yourself in its rhythm.
About the Artist: You Liang
You Liang’s musical journey began in 2014 during their time at Keio University when they initially explored acapella and drumming. Over the years, their passion for music led them to delve into the world of digital music production (DTM), where they fell in love with various electronic genres. They started releasing music under a pseudonym, experimenting with different sounds and styles.
In 2023, You Liang transitioned to releasing mellow compositions under their real name, remastered for the new decade. Their music reflects a deep understanding of electronic music’s nuances and an ability to create immersive sonic experiences. You Liang can often be found playing at bars in Tokyo, where they specialize in various house genres, pushing the boundaries of what can be considered deep house.