Life is about growth.
T. Shan is here to showcase that mantra on his new single, “Lost In Translation”. Reflecting back on a past relationship through an alt pop number that is both breezy and brooding the Chinese-American singer-songwriter shares both sonic and personal evolution. “This EP is the culmination of a year of experimenting with new sounds,” he says, “leaving behind my LoFi R&B and hip hop trappings, then folding all of it back together”. Accompanied by a stunning music video directed by Sofia Cristina Alvarez, it’s not just the latest offering from his upcoming EP Flowers & Spice, but also some of Shan’s most mature work to date.
“I wrote this song reflecting on a breakup once the freshness of the heartache had faded, thinking about how we could never get on the same page communication-wise. At times it felt like we were speaking different languages, and this song was kind of my final word on that chapter of my life after writing about it for a half-year.”
“’Lost In Translation,’ and by extension this whole EP is so special to me because it represents me letting go of my fears that people won’t recognize me if I try something different. I’m now just trying to make the kind of music that I like to listen to, and if it’s a little platter of different sounds and genres, so what? The song and the video, directed by the amazing Sofia Cristina Alvarez, are my favorite things I’ve ever made.”