By Jocelle Koh
Known for their culture-crossing collaborations, Japanese DJ Duo AmPm take their sound to new places, this time working with Taiwan-based artist Kimberley Chen 陳芳語 on bubbly vibrant single “Afterglow”.
Injecting summer vibes into their repertoire, Chen who is best known for her breakout hit “愛你Love You” brings playful and youthful vocals to AmPm’s dance-pop melody as she sings about the exhilarating feeling of love for that special someone.
Of the collaboration, AmPm who have already worked with artists such as Haneri, Michael Kaneko and brb. as part of their borderless strategy mentioned that they took the first step in approaching Kimberley, as they felt the song was perfect for her!
“It’s a song that truly conveys her personality. We also think this dance is perfect for the coming season,
so we hope you’ll put on headphones or earphones and turn up the volume.”
Chen also expressed her gratitude at being involved in the collab, and as always was optimistic about how working together on this single helped her.
“This experience has been so special. I feel so honoured to be invited to collaborate with AmPm. During tough times supporting each other through music is something that my soul needed. Thanks to everyone that help made this happen! And I’m looking forward to finally meeting in person :)”
Despite lockdowns still happening the world over, close your eyes and join AmPm and Kimberley as they create a pastel, shimmering world where anything is possible through music.