Hailing from the Bay Area, Wendy Wang is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter. Growing up in Beijing and California has given Wendy a vast array of cultural experiences and unique perspectives which translate into her music. Her airy, atmospheric pop style eases her listener's minds much like a lullaby.
Wendy’s dreamy tone, strong melodies, storytelling, and emotionally driven lyrics captivate her audience into forming a deep and relatable connection, all while maintaining an air of mystery.
Wendy displays her beautiful storytelling and soothing voice in her new single “Will You Miss Me.” The song opens up with delicate and heartfelt guitar strings that set the tone for the rest of the record. Each word feels like a cliffhanger once Wendy’s voice is introduced along with this discrete soft synth.
Her stacked vocals and backs are like hearing angels smile or cry. The song could easily be heard in a scene of one of your favorite movies. Like running through a poppy field with sun rays beaming down on the tall grass. The dreaminess, airiness and relaxed yet conflicted ambiance of the record creates a majestic escape for the listener.
Poetic lyrics like “I’m leaving now to a place where I won’t be found, noises so loud to a place where there is no sound” leaves the song’s meaning very open to interpretation.
Wendy’s performance sparks our curiosity into wanting to know the full details of her story, like a tv show we're about to binge-watch while unlocking our own memories, feelings, and eagerness to let go and seize the moment.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Wendy Wang, and congratulations on your latest single, "Will You Miss Me." Please give us a small breakdown of the story embedded in this song?
"Will You Miss Me" is actually about asking the people I love if they will miss me if I leave this world. I wrote this song about two years ago when I was in a very dark place mentally. It's imagining what will happen after my death.
"Will You Miss Me" resonates with us on many different levels. Is there a specific message or feeling you were trying to get across?
I want to help those who are also going through a hard time feeling like they aren't the only ones. I wanted to share my own experience by telling my narrative or how I felt during that time.
You're only 20 years old, yet it sounds like you've been making music for much longer. When did your passion for music begin, and when did you start writing songs?
Since I was in elementary school, I've been in choir and have always loved singing. My parents also love to sing, and they always sang to me when I was little. When I got my first guitar at 13 years old, I first started writing songs. I started learning basic chords and singing covers and wrote a song. My first ever song was about Peter Pan, and it was called Neverland.
It's so cool that you've lived in both Beijing and California. Can you tell us about some of the key influences on your music that you pull from each place?
My music combines the melodic and nostalgic elements from Chinese Ballads with a unique Pop sound. My favorite artists are Billie Eilish, Lana Del Ray, and NIKI.
What's next for you?
I'm currently working on an EP that I hope to put out later this year. I've been writing more music and experimenting with different writing styles as well. "will u miss me" is a sneak peek into my new sound. It's quite different from my first two singles that I put out back in 2020; it sounds more mature but still has that dreamy and lullaby feel.