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Review: Khalil Fong's Back to Wonderland [album]

  11-Track Album, Released 12 December 2012

11-Track Album, Released 12 December 2012

 What a little pimp. Just look at that wonderfully shiny suit.  

What a little pimp. Just look at that wonderfully shiny suit.  

I'm not going to pretend that I know anything about music but I'd still like to recommend to you guys what I personally like!

I know this album is kind of old news now but been trying to get into Asian music again recently and discovered that the oh-so-adorbable Khalil Fong had an album that I've never heard before. Hopefully some of you are in the same position. Honestly, you can't get more endearing than this guy. I've always loved his soul/pop fusion style, which is made all the more appealing when you consider his sweet puppy-like demeanour. 

Overall, I think this is a solid album because he stays true to his catchy, melodic ballads. But this also makes the album a bit underwhelming; nothing surprising really happens so the more energetic, rap-infused songs are the highlights of the album.  

More specifically, I feel that [爱立刻] and [麦恩莉] exemplify his style the most. [BB88] is really catchy because of its upbeat tune and is probably my favourite song on the album. [千纸鹤] is quite unique; the melody has jumps quickly between high and low ranges and there's an unexpected rap verse as well. [媽媽說] and [Romeo] were his attempts to diverge from what people expects of him. They're definitely unexpected: [媽媽說] is very jazz-infused and [Romeo] verges on bizarre for Khalil with how rock-n-roll it is. Overall, I do really like the album and it's definitely going on my chill playlists. 

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