International phenomenon and China’s top pop idol LAY (Lay Zhang) releases his new single Bee With You today by Zhang Yixing Studio on all streaming platforms. LAY personally took part in writing the lyrics and composition hoping to convey his emotions and feelings to his fans. The hit-maker is known for integrating familiar Chinese instruments and cultural metaphors with the soul of “Western music” plus top-notch modern production techniques, mixing English and Mandarin.
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The single instantly grabs your attention with opening dynamic instrumentals before going into a mesmerizing soothing melody with a rhythmic flow. The R&B sound has a reminiscing tune from the Honey era. Lyrics like “I have seen a lot of scenery along the way, and you are the most beautiful one, accompanying each other, rushing towards the same direction” tell the message of how much gratitude LAY has for his supporters who have accompanied him on the long road. This story is a gentle reminder of his journey yet magnificent celebration for how far he has come.
LAY has been on a whirlwind this last two years after joining forces with Steve Aoki and will.i.am for the 2020 hit cross-cultural collaboration Love You More, reaching #1 on the QQ Music China chart. He then released a string of hits with an album, an EP and solo singles overseas further propelling his international star power. He has been and continues to be a household name in Asia. He is one of the most beloved stars in the region with a loyal and highly engaged 51 million followers on Weibo and over 13.7 million followers on Instagram. As a solo artist LAY’s career has skyrocketed from tremendous success becoming the highest-ranked Mandopop star on Billboard 200 chart and the first Chinese artist to enter the iTunes Top 60 in the US with his third solo album NAMANANA. Outside of music, he is a powerhouse in the acting world of TV and film, hosted multiple top-rated reality shows in Asia and is one of the most awarded artists in China.
Last year, LAY released the hit album LIT and its title track of the same name. The digital album made over 30 million yuan in just 7 minutes 19 seconds after its release on QQ Music in China. Most recently, he released the EP EAST that featured his renowned “M-POP” style telling a story of LAY’s spiritual growth in his career using oriental elements and symbolic identities.