British-Vietnamese artist Hongza is fast becoming a firm favourite here at Unrecorded, with his cover of Harry Styles’ ‘Cherry’ and original work ‘Accolades’ both appearing on the site before. Now, the London-based musician is making it a hatrick with ‘Dream Eat Sleep‘.
As with ‘Accolades’, this new single find inspiration in the many pitfalls of modern day and technologically driven life. This time, Hongza laments the unhealthy cycle that online dating can create for some people as they scroll through endless possibilities.
”I wrote this song at a point in my life where I was dating a lot & using dating apps a lot. At the time I never made the jump into relationships because I had this app on my phone with an endless sea of people I could meet with the potential of them ‘being the one’. I’d date, get to know someone, not find that spark between us, feel guilty for upsetting them, get depressed from not finding the one & do it all over again. I guess the song is about the cycle of online dating”, Hongza shares.
This Gen Z experience is set within Hongza‘s impassioned soundscape of riveting indie-rock rhythms, soaring alt-pop melodies and an unrelenting pop-punk spirit.