Never Let Me Go (Single)
Label: Independently Released
Genres: Instrumental Hip Hop
Hometown: Adelaide, Australia
Influences: J Dilla, BadBadNotGood, A Tribe Called Quest
Sounds like: Nujabes, Uyama Hiroto, Emancipator, Ta-ku
Asian-Australian guitarist and producer Nathan Hui-Yi makes hip-hop under the name The Secret Chord. Born and bred in Adelaide, South Australia, Hui-Yi learned piano from childhood before spending seven years studying classical and electric guitar at music school. He started producing in 2011 and independently released his first album in 2019, “Journey To The Soul and Back Again”. He followed this up with the release of the single “Never Let Me Go”, which was featured on the “Tops” program on Australia’s Triple J Unearthed.
Also a practicing medical doctor, Hui-Yi uses melodic jazz chord progressions and boom-bap beats to soothe body, mind and soul. His inventive emotion-rich style and warm organic sounds are interspersed with elegant vocal chops that provide a bittersweet soundtrack to the ups and downs of the journey of life and the human experience.
Hui-Yi’s early influences are diverse: from bebop and stone cold blues to neo-soul and golden age hip-hop. The result is the creation of unique and soulful music: introspective travel tunes; midnight grooves, and lush chilled-out sounds that are a melodic relief to your 9 to 5. It’s music suitable for evening listening, late night study, reflective moods and quiet nights with dear friends.
Music Video Description:
“We quit our jobs and spent one year living out of a backpack and travelling the world. We drove, hiked, camped and hitchhiked around the globe, living with little money and filming our journey along the way. I wrote this song about my experience exploring the unknown and re-discovering meaning and purpose in life after a period of depression.
After backpacking around the world, I have developed a great love for humanity and the world around us. This music video is my attempt to show that we live in a big, diverse and beautiful world. It was filmed with a single camera and a single lens over the course of 12 months.”
– Nathan Hui-Yi (The Secret Chord)
“Never Let Me Go” Song Links:
SmartURL with links to all major streaming services: http://smarturl.it/neverletme
Official Website: http://thesecretchordmusic.com/