Rainbow Chan has yet more magic to ‘Work’
RAINBOW CHAN is an artist known for collecting sounds, and keeping things interesting. A talented singer and producer, her latest video for the track ‘Work’, shows off her visual side as it seamlessly combines a 90’s pop video with Rainbow Chan’s unique style.
As it would turn out Rainbow Chan can seriously bust a move. Her face almost expressionless for the entire video, the movement of her body, and the bodies of the dancers, seem to be in charge of all the expression. The video features a very monochromatic palette, with the exception of some seductive orangey/red lips on the ladies. With lyrics like “come to me if you want me baby” it’s easy to picture Femmebots luring some unsuspecting individuals in.
‘Work’ has some excellent sounds, and certainly shows off Rainbow Chan’s voice beautifully, but by comparison to some of her previous work, you could almost consider the sound to be a touch less unusual. That’s not to say it isn’t something magical, it’s reminiscent of sounds created by legends such as Björk, but it’s certainly got more of a house rhythm than her previous tracks.
The sounds are definitely still unique. The menacing comes from the deep and dark percussion. Rainbow Chan has said the track developed from a series of loops she had been working on, followed by layering the vocals until a house-rhythm emerged, and the version of ‘Work’ we here was born.
Rainbow Chan’s album Spacings, featuring ‘Work’, is due out August 26.
Words by Madeline Kilby