Lexie Liu Returns With “Sleep Away”

Lexie Liu Returns With “Sleep Away”

The Chinese singer signed with 88rising releases her dreamiest single yet.

The Chinese singer signed with 88rising releases her dreamiest single yet.

Text: Thomas Chou

It’s no secret that 88rising has an eye for spotting talent — and with the recent signing  of their newest member to the label, it’s certified in ink that Lexie Liu is a global female superstar in the making. The 19-year-old singer/rapper has released her latest single, “Sleep Away”, a bilingual slow jam that shows off the budding artist’s introspective, emotional side. Having written and produced the R&B-inflected track entirely on her own, “Sleep Away” gives fans a closer look into the artist’s psyche and how she relates to love.

Accompanying the single is a music video filled with soft, pastel visuals and understated styling, matched to the lo-fi feeling of the track. “Sleep Away” marks a transition from the artist’s previous (and debut) single “Like A Mercedes”, a heavier, hip-hop banger which showed off the rapper’s harder edge. With the release of “Sleep Away” hinting at an album in the works, Lexie Liu is poised to become the face of a generation of new, Chinese artists breaking into the American mainstream with a uniquely, cross-cultural sound. Keep a close watch on Lexie Liu before her star goes skyrocketing off into the clouds—you’ll be able to tell all your friends you knew of her first.

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