Top Videos 2019 - Chinese New Year
By: @bigtoejoe003 via TikTok
Date: August 24, 2019
More: The song in the video is Chinese New Year by SALES. SALES is an American guitar-based pop band from Orlando, Florida. The band’s members are musicians Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih.
Quoting an article from Bandcamp Daily about the song.
“Guitarist Jordan Shih, the other half of the duo, was working 6AM shifts at an AT&T call center during that same time. “For me, the Chinese New Year is a metaphor for that specific time period,” he says. “I was working 40 hours a week at that call center. I would get home and Lauren would come over and we would work.”
Morgan admits that the real story behind “Chinese New Year” is her temporary move to Tallahassee. “I decided I was going to move back to Tallahassee because I was in love with someone and I wanted to be closer to them, even though I wasn’t sure where they were at with it,” she says. “I was just like, ‘I’m going to move up there and I’m going to make this person my person.’” The lyrics track Lauren’s mental state before and after the move. Toward the beginning she intones, “It’s time for us to make a change/ It’s time for a Chinese new year/ It’s time for me to make my way.” The song concludes with her looking back on the past year (“Wept a lot/ oh, baby, you slept a lot/ I was left a lot last year”).”
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