Indie music tops the chart of local music

Indie music continues to top the charts of the Vietnamese music industry, according to the Labourer newspaper.

Indie music tops the chart of local music

Lê Cát Trọng Lý is a notable indie artist with many quality products. Photo nld.com.vn

Indie music refers to independent artists who compose, remix and record their own songs, instead of depending on management companies with certain media strategies. 

Earlier this year, the Vietnamese indie industry witnessed significant growth with a number of indie projects expected to be introduced this year.

YouTube views Cần Gì Hơn (I Don't Need Anything More Than You), which marked the first collaboration of two hot artists Tiên Tiên and Justatee, has been a hit on many online music channels. 

Since the song is a blend of R&B and American-style old school genres, it has stood out from the crowd and gained three million views, making it into the top three YouTube trending after a few days.

Meanwhile, Có Em Đời Bỗng Vui (I'm Happier with You) by Chillies band has a romantic theme with gentle pop and ballad rhythm.

As the band wants to emphasise the feel rather than the “look” of their songs, Chillies has skipped making music videos for their products, such as Who? and Và Thế Là Hết (That's the End).

With their latest piece, Có Em Đời Bỗng Vui, Chillies created a simple, one-background video and the band, again, did not disappoint viewers. 

Con Dế Mèn Hát Vào Mùa Hè (Crickets Sing in Summer), created by musician Nguyễn Bảo Tùng and his friend called Trang, has also caught public attention. 

Though coming from a design and architecture background, Tùng has successfully told his stories via music.While Tùng rapped and reviewed his past love in which listeners could find themselves, Trang sang and brought elements of poetry to Con Dế Mèn Hát Vào Mùa Hè. 

Nguyễn Minh Kha, who is usually referred to as a “romantic indie guy”, recently brought out Em Có Nghe (Can You Hear?), a bright piece with addictive tunes.

His audience agrees that Kha has become more mature and bold in his way of doing music.

 

Local scene

HCM City was expecting two grand indie music festivals this year, including Thơm music festival and another one organised by HCM City Pop Music Centre, with participation of many famous indie vocalists.

However, the two events have been postponed given the current situation with COVID-19.

Many artists have continued to work on their individual project, such as Lê Cát Trọng Lý.

Thirteen years after her debut, Lý has finally introduced the teaser for her first music video Tám Chữ Có (There Were).  

The teaser for her music video opens with majestic scenery in Africa where Lý holds a guitar and is one with nature.

Though Tám Chữ Có is no stranger to viewers, the official music video has an English version and was done in collaboration with the Kenyan Boys Choir. 

The song is part of Lý’s album, which will be released at the end of this year.

If indie artists once lived in their own world that was separate from the mass market, this is the time for this music to thrive and make a significant impression on the public. 

Especially now when indie artists have invested more in their products, their quality music videos and performances have made the local music scene more vibrant.

Though this genre has elements of freedom, how a piece is carefully thought out determines whether or not the public loves it, musician Phạm Toàn Thắng said. VNS

 
 

Other News

.
Vietnamese films to compete for cinemagoers during Tet
Vietnamese films to compete for cinemagoers during Tet
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  08/01/2021 

Tet or Lunar New Year Festival is the golden time for Vietnamese cinema, as new films compete fiercely for the holiday crowds.

Vietnamese traditional and contemporary music night
Vietnamese traditional and contemporary music night
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  08/01/2021 

Đông Kinh Cổ Nhạc (Ancient Music Group of Tonkin) will team up together with Hanoi New Music Ensemble to present a traditional and contemporary music night tomorrow at L’Espace.

Gymnasts target Olympic slots, SEA Games titles
Gymnasts target Olympic slots, SEA Games titles
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  09/01/2021 

Vietnamese athletes are working hard to secure a second slot in gymnastics at the coming Olympics in Tokyo this year.

"A night of Jarai ethnic’s music and talk" to take place in Hanoi
"A night of Jarai ethnic’s music and talk" to take place in Hanoi
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  07/01/2021 

The night of music and talks will bring an extraordinary experience of the native culture of the Central Highlands to the public of Hanoi.

Tet craft playgrounds to re-enact Vietnamese Tet games & craft
Tet craft playgrounds to re-enact Vietnamese Tet games & craft
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  08/01/2021 

Hanoi's most fabulous craft event to bid farewell to the year 2020 and welcome Vietnamese traditional lunar New Year.

Van Toan among top goal creators in ASEAN leagues
Van Toan among top goal creators in ASEAN leagues
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  07/01/2021 

Vietnamese forward Van Toan of Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) FC has been named among the players with the most assists in domestic ASEAN leagues during 2020.

Film screening of Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte to be held
Film screening of Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte to be held
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  07/01/2021 

A film screening of the comic opera Così fan tutte (All Women Do the Same), staged by the UK’s Royal Opera House in 2010, will be held at Culture Café Salon on January 10.

Turning cultural heritage into strength for development: Deputy PM
Turning cultural heritage into strength for development: Deputy PM
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  07/01/2021 

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged the National Council for Cultural Heritage to focus more on the preservation and promotion of relics to make them a source of strength for national development.

National Super Cup 2020 to limit attendance for COVID-19 fight
National Super Cup 2020 to limit attendance for COVID-19 fight
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  07/01/2021 

The upcoming National Super Cup 2020 fixture on January 9 will permit only 5,000 spectators into the stadium in line with the Health Ministry’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and control measures.

Vietnamese futsal team in contention for Futsal World Cup spot
Vietnamese futsal team in contention for Futsal World Cup spot
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  07/01/2021 

The Vietnamese national futsal team could be selected to compete at the Futsal World Cup which will get underway in Lithuania in September, in the event that the AFC Futsal Championship is cancelled

Vietnamese ceramic artefacts to be promoted in ROK
Vietnamese ceramic artefacts to be promoted in ROK
VIETNAM & WORLDicon  07/01/2021 

Vietnam’s outstanding ceramic products will be displayed at Gwangju National Museum in the Republic of Korea (ROK) from December 18, 2020, until October 31, 2022.

National women's team starts training for 2021 season
National women's team starts training for 2021 season
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  07/01/2021 

Players of the national women’s football team have gathered for a training camp ahead of a busy 2021, which will end with an effort to defend their SEA Games title.

Dedication Music Award nominees announced
Dedication Music Award nominees announced
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  06/01/2021 

There will be nine different categories in the 2021 Dedication Music Award including 'Singer of the Year', 'Producer of the Year' and 'Song of the Year', the organisers have confirmed.

Vietnamese architecture firm wins int'l prizes
Vietnamese architecture firm wins int'l prizes
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  06/01/2021 

Three architecture works by HCM City-based VTN Architects recently won prizes at the inaugural LOOP Design Awards.

Three major goals ahead for Vietnamese football in 2021
Three major goals ahead for Vietnamese football in 2021
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  06/01/2021 

Progressing through the Asian region’s second round of qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup, competently organising the 2021 V.League 1 season, 

Vietnamese athletes ready to excel at SEA Games 31
Vietnamese athletes ready to excel at SEA Games 31
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  07/01/2021 

Vietnamese athletes are training hard to do their best at the 31st Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games 31), to be held from November 21 to December 2 in Hanoi and ten nearby localities.

Coach Park bemoans lack of opportunities for young strikers
Coach Park bemoans lack of opportunities for young strikers
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  06/01/2021 

Coach Park Hang-seo has returned to South Korea to celebrate the New Year with his family and will watch the opening V.League 1 matches from home, hoping to see young players have the opportunity to sharpen their skills.

Calendar distribution ceremony enacted in Thua Thien-Hue
Calendar distribution ceremony enacted in Thua Thien-Hue
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  06/01/2021 

The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre on January 1 hosted an opening ceremony for Ngo Mon space and re-enactment of Ban Soc ceremony (ceremony to distribute calendars for royal mandarins during the Nguyen Dynasty).

Vietnam sports 2021: U22 Vietnam aims for SEA Games gold medal
Vietnam sports 2021: U22 Vietnam aims for SEA Games gold medal
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  06/01/2021 

Vietnam’s sport sector has set big goals in 2021: Athletics will rank first in the region, Vietnam will win Olympic medals, and the U22 national football team will successfully defend the SEA Games gold medal.

Two sculptures in Da Nang named as national treasures
Two sculptures in Da Nang named as national treasures
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  05/01/2021 

Two exhibits kept at the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in the central city of Da Nang have been recognised as national treasures.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN