Congee – aka North Londoner Sam Tsang – has dropped a debut single, ‘Be Alright’.
An impressive hint of alt-pop potential to come, Congee explains: “This song touches on the relationship between me and mum. She was born in China and moved here when she was a teenager not knowing a word of English. I was born in the UK and my Chinese is pretty much non-existent. Even though there is a language barrier between me and my mum, sometimes all I need is for her to tell me that everything is going to be okay.”
Previously working behind the scenes with the likes of Fred Again.., Ed Sheeran, Sigrid and Griff, Congee’s debut statement comes alongside a self-directed video, which is described as “part of the wider aesthetic world that he is building around his music”.
Speaking about the video, he explains: “I wanted the music video to take the same concept as the song but give it a lighter tone. After a lot of bad ideas, I settled with stop motion on cut-out boards like you’d find at the seaside. The stop motion shows a bunch of events that ask the question, ‘Am I going to be alright?’ I find it so satisfying coming up with an idea and then seeing it all come to life. Thank you to everyone that was involved.”
You can check out ‘Be Alright’ below.