Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Sun Ho - The New BoA?

Singapore's Sun Ho is the latest Asian superstar to waste spend her millions on a bunch of A List producers in the desperate hope of cracking the American market. It's a strategy that failed to pay dividends for Utada and my beloved BoA but here's hoping the most famous Ho in Asia has more luck. The striking diva first appeared on my radar in 2008 when she recorded a duet with Olivia Newton-John called "Isn't It Amazing". That collaboration inspired me to do some digging and I was surprised to discover that she had a string of US and UK club hits extending back to 2003. Interestingly, Sun's latest single is something of a departure from her usual dance sound. "Fancy Free" has more than a touch of P!nk about it. I like the attitude filled pop/rock anthem in its original form - nothing gets me going like a deluded 38 year old ranting about her endless sex appeal - but the remixes really bring the song to life. No surprise then that "Fancy Free" is already a top 10 smash on the US club chart. The rest of her album sounds promising too. With contributions from Darkchild, Danja, Rob Knox and Chuck Harmony already in the can, we should be hearing a lot more from the pride of Singapore in 2010. In the meantime, check out the amazing Dave Aude remix of "Fancy Free" (below). The video isn't exactly shabby either!

13 comments:

Natty said...

wow an Asian/J-Pop song I'm loving!

PS I miss you already! :(

tommie said...

Fabulous! I hope she tours Sweden - I'll welcome her personally.

Mr. Will-W. said...

this had to have been a reject from "circus". it had to be.

Christian Stovitz said...

kinda like her actually

Mike said...

This is way too good to be reject from "Circus"!

Sun > Britney = FACT

Anonymous said...

Do you know she used to be a pastor?

Mike said...

Really? LOL! I knew she founded a church and was married to a reverend but had no idea she actually preached. What a class act!

Anonymous said...

LMFAO @ sun>britney=fact

Anonymous said...

she never was a pastor, just ones wife. she said on her twitter that the album should be out april or may.

Anonymous said...

some of the songs will be fancy free- the 1st single, and the following 4 songs she had preview clips for on mynameissun.com: all in my head, cause a ruckus, bang bang, and you stupid which was produced by danja and another song she mentioned on her myspace called garage produced by darkchild. 6 songs are currently confirmed normal albums have anywhere from 10-12 songs, she just hasn't revealed those yet.

Mike said...

Interesting!

Also, Sun Ho is #1 this week on the US club chart.

So much $ucce$$!!!!!

Anonymous said...

dont like her really...ive been listening to BoA since i was 14..she is no new BoA.

Anonymous said...

she is a copycat!