The new track blurs the lines between electro-pop, trip-hop, and modern trap music. Its sharp, thumping beats contrast with soft, warbly vocals to create an electronic expression of genuine emotion rarely found in mainstream music.
Billboard says, ‘”Hard to Get” is a step away from the dance music the artist has pursued on past songs, like last year’s “Wait Wait Wait”, in favor of something a bit darker and more mature.”
With “Hard to Get”, KUN continues to demonstrate the multidimensional layers of his artistry. He writes his own songs, singing and rapping fluently in both Mandarin and English.
Having made a name for himself in Asia as a member of the C-Pop boy band Nine Percent and winning the competition reality show Idol Producer in 2018, the multi-talented KUN began releasing music as a solo artist. His early hits include “Pull Up”, “You Can Be My Girlfriend”, and most recently, “Wait, Wait, Wait”, the electro-pop masterpiece with a visually stunning accompanying video. So far, KUN has amassed over 5 Million streams on Spotify alone, and now he’s on a quest to bring C-Pop to the States.
Not surprisingly, KUN completely sold out his first US/UK tour, some dates within minutes. Fan girls lined up around the block in NYC, LA, and San Francisco to catch the 20-year-old sensation in person. KUN sang, danced, and DJ’ed live onstage with his signature visual aesthetic — he has all the makings of a star.
The success of the “ONE” tour signifies the official arrival of C-Pop in the West. Following the massive success of K-Pop bands like BTS and Blackpink, C-Pop is the next big trend in music, and KUN is the face of it.
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KUN (Cai Xukun) is a Chinese singer, rapper and songwriter, and the China’s top artist and powered by overseas fans – dominating Chinese social media with 22 million followers, topped on Star Power List for 45 weeks consecutive and now is ranking number 1 of the “Topic List” on Weibo. Leader of Chinese boy group “Nine Percent”, the “King of the Stage”, KUN, is first Chinese youth idol who made his debut in center position with loads of received awards, including “The Most Popular Potential Singer Award” in 2018 Annual Festival for Asia New Songs, ranked as Top 1 in the Golden Data Entertainment Award, and this year KUN is officially awarded as “China and Jamaica’s Goodwill Ambassador and Outstanding Young Leader” by the Jamaican Embassy in Beijing, China. In March 2019, KUN boarded the headline of “Global People”, organized and hosted by the People’s Daily, the magazine is China’s first person-oriented journal with a global perspective. It is also the largest, most authoritative and influential comprehensive political journal in China. His latest single “Wait Wait Wait” was topping every Mainland music charts in 3 hours only and became this hottest issues among Chinese social platforms.
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