credit: Holly Whittaker

mui zyu

Mar 14, 2024

7:00pm – 7:40pm CT

Central Presbyterian Church

As mui zyu, British Hong Kong artist Eva Liu constructs compositions blending phantasmagorical strings with tape-mangled drum machines and traditional Chinese instruments to create an unnerving sonic foundation where sugary pop melodies can contrast on top creating an existential balm through music.

While her debut album, ‘Rotten Bun for an Eggless Century’ delved into identity and cultural displacement, the new sophomore LP, ‘nothing or something to die for,’ addresses the chaos of contemporary existence looking outward. This album isn't one of despair, though; it's a poignant message of encouragement, urging listeners to find solace in connections – both with others and within themselves.

'Rotten Bun for an Eggless Century' and 'nothing or something to die for' together stand as reflections of everyone and everything that shapes our identities and where we fit into the earthly fabric of our lives.

On the heels of sold-out headline shows in London and tours with the likes of Gengahr and Julie Byrne, mui zyu prepares for a SXSW appearance, festivals over the summer and European tour this autumn.

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