- Release Date 2019-09-13
- Label Compost
- Catalog CPT5533
Who is General Ling?
Is she all dressed in pink?
Is she the daughter of ex-military militia or is she a student of a sage, trying to find her way?
Does her bank really go Ching Ching?
The song opens with a manifesto: "Today, it's a rare opportunity that we are gathered here. At the brink of extinction, the one thing we have left is our soul. Keep your light in purity. We are pulled from our contempla-tion of this thought back into our secular world of catchy rhythms, minute hooks and technicolour materialism. We are introduced to our protagonist, General Ling and begin trying to understand who she is in fact General Ling is also trying to figure out herself. We relate to our heroine, whereby sometimes she is a pillar of fury and fearlessness. Yet othertimes she introverted, and in deep meditation prolonged only by her inno-cence. Just like the Dajie or big sister we all long for, everyone relies on her but do we ever stop to ask, who does General Ling rely on? In the end, we are all General Ling, and must channel our inner Dajie to face the world both in fury and in purity, so that we can wade through the cesspool of meaningless stimulation. Once the song ends, we hope you leave with this simple truth and message: Believe in yourself, continue to make progress, just give yourself this time, this one time.
Not only does this track capture what drives fury and anger but it gives it a form and expression. The powerful parts rapped and sung by Super Mojo and General Ling are headed by the famous Singaporean born, Canadian raised and Jamaican inspired artist and rapper Masia One aka MAS1A. The track doesnt necessarily show an ugly side of these strong feelings, but more so the power and emotion that comes with it. C.O.W. 牛's beat-driven production underlines the different facettes of the individual artists while still keeping the original sound, that the collective is so well known for.
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