11 Feb Charlie Lim x Linying “Hummingbird” single out now!
Charlie Lim and Linying have recently released their new single, “Hummingbird”
“Hummingbird” is the first project that involves both artists in a co-writing capacity. “I was working on CHECK-HOOK and had a sketch that didn’t seem to fit that album, but felt it had potential to be an interesting duet,” Charlie explains. “I’ve always loved Lin’s writing and thought her voice would be great for this tune, so I reached out to her for help.”
While “Hummingbird” is centered around a catchy refrain that is wistful as it is lilting, its lyrical narrative continues to shift and expand throughout the song, capitalising on the interplay between Charlie and Linying’s perspectives.
“I was able to be unusually free and intuitive with this one,” says Linying regarding the collaboration. “There’s a sort of freedom that comes with writing on a song that wasn’t birthed by you, that has its parameters established…because we’re both so obsessive, I think we flourish when we do our initial halves of the work separately before coming together and synthesising all of it.”
The song was produced by Charlie and long-time collaborator Melbourne artist YEO, and was mixed and mastered by Andrei Eremin (Nick Murphy, Tones and I, Tash Sultana, Hiatus Kaiyote).
Accompanying the single release of “Hummingbird” is a lyric video by multidisciplinary artist Anita Lester. It features manipulated artwork from renowned Japanese printmaker-era artists Koho Shoda, Hokusai, Kawase Hasui, and Hiroshi Yoshida. Anita also previously worked on Charlie Lim’s animated music video, “Bitter”. Check out the video below.
Also, check out Charlie Lim’s collaborative playlist with Linying: