10 Questions With The Artist Who Brought You “Fly Away”: Zight

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10 Questions With The Artist Who Brought You “Fly Away”: Zight

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Zight

Since the release of his 2021 single ‘Fly Away, Zight has hit the EDM scene in a big way. The Hong Kong artist is a composer, lyricist, and with an eye on making his place in the history of Dance Music.
His latest work is an upbeat track for all the runners out there. ‘Everybody Keep Running’ was released on October 1st and is already popular with over 100,000 views on YouTube. Much like ‘Fly Away, ‘Everybody Keep Running’ is an upbeat, high-energy tune from an artist who can’t stop throwing out those positive vibes.
Zight’s music is all about feel-good energy. This latest track, for example, was inspired by the spirit of the long-distance runners he saw at the Tokyo Olympic Games. In a time of global crisis, the Olympics represented a will to overcome and keep going. Zight has said that “‘Everybody Keep Running’ is for everyone who has had a tough couple of years,” and a reminder that “if we just keep running and trying, we’ll get through it.”
Another strong influence on his music is the experience of having “Synesthesia,” a disorder that causes him to experience emotions as melodies. In his case, the condition has created one of the most unique and exciting styles of the up-and-coming music world.
Here at Nexus Radio, we were fortunate enough to get the chance to talk with this EDM sensation. Check out his answers to our ten best questions as we Take5 with Zight.

Q: Before we dig in, what's next for you?

My next single is a house track collaborating with American singer Adam Christopher, releasing in January. It is a song about Formula One racing.

Q: Why did you choose to make dance music?

When I was a child, there was a colossal CD cabinet in the living room. My dad loved to collect CDs of all kinds of music. At that time, I was sickly addicted to one type of music, the Eurodance. Vengaboys, Aqua, 2 Unlimited, you name it. I played that music so loud, my mother couldn’t stand it. So one day, she decided to unplug the power cable, hiding it somewhere.

Q: How important are lyrics?

Lyrics are undoubtedly crucial. However, some instrumental EDM tracks on Youtube take a song from sensational enjoyment to a story of a fully developed theme.

Q: What do you think of Robots making music?

It is an insightful question. You know there is a game called “Detroit Become Human.” It takes place in the future world of America, where robots become so smart they can even write songs and sing. I remember there was a “news report” that AI-written songs dominated the Billboard chart. As a songwriter, I hate to see that day coming. But, as a technology enthusiast (yeah, I am), I must admit it is unavoidable to see AIs become creative one day in the future.

Q: What's something everyone should experience at least once in their life?

Visit Hong Kong. I’m not a tourism ambassador, but after all these years of traveling to many corners of the world, I’d say Hong Kong is the craziest city in terms of noise and vibration.
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Q: Do you ever sing while taking a shower or having a bath? Why is this popular? Do you sing in tune?

Every time. As a songwriter myself, I know I cannot sing. No talent. The bathroom is the only place that allows me to sing like a rock star on the stage.

Q: What was the weirdest habit you had as a child?

I liked to draw maps. To be accurate, I create maps. I can draw countries, cities, coastline, rail lines out of nowhere. That was a world that didn’t exist. But, bizarrely, I enjoyed the process of creating a whole new world.

Q: What invention would advance humanity the most if you could go back in time and inspire someone to make a present-day invention?

Solar panels.

Q: Can You Dream Of Having A Dream?

I don’t need to dream because I am living my dream now, making music.

Q: What double standard is ridiculous and needs to be ended?

No-plastic-straw campaigns vs. the fact that we still buy tons of plastic decorations for and holidays.

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