Sơn Tùng M-TP: Lạc Trôi

I could barely understand this song, même avec sous-titres français, but I like this kind of music. And yeah, Tùng looks as good as his sounds are. It’s refreshing to hear pop songs from Vietnam; it dispels my fossilizing, 1970s Western stereotype of this great country. It gives me the feeling that Vietnam is a country with an old and majestic culture, overlain with a dynamic, globalized polish. But then, why can’t the Philippines produce more pop music like this, mixing traditional music with trendy forms?

Advertisements