Girl To Know: Zombie Chang
Zombie Chang is like the eclectic, Japanese version of Grimes. Real name Meirin Yung, she attributes her music to being anti-folk, anti-EDM and instead is a synthesized pop dance reminiscent of 1980’s new wave movement. Her 2013 mini-album debut of Atashi wa Nan Desu ka was actually more folksy, but her 2015 album Koi no Vacances E.P marked her initial foray into electronica.
It wasn’t until her 2017 album Gang that Zombie Chang really gave into J-POP and DTM (Japanese ‘computer desktop’ music). Another kawaii term is tofu beats. In April 2019, Zombie Chang released a new song, “Saredo Shiawase” a jumpy 80’s dance jam with an architectural mood board of a music video (scroll below). I dare you to not play on repeat.