Hong Kong blues master Bluesman (plays stand up bassist in Hong Kong rockabilly act The Boogie Playboys) has been celebrating the release of his phenomenal solo album and last night he did an AWESOME stripped-down fullset live show right inside a record store in Hong Kong called Infree Records. During his set he talked at length about each song he performed (he performed his entire album back to front). How the songs came together, what the lyrics were about, who was involved in the writing/performing/recording of the track. The most beautiful thing was that the entire album was birthed out of his divorce back in 2019. All these songs came flooding out of him (he mentions this in the live video), even a song literally called “為你首歌 Writing Songs About You” which he explains was a song he wrote for his ex-wife. While they were together she always asked for a song written for her, but it never happened, until, they separated. Goddamn…so heavy. He also mentioned that while he was recording this, the producer asked about the lyrics and when he explained yet another song about his divorce, the producer said “Another song about this?” Yup. Understandably. Divorce is a big deal for people and thankfully for Bluesman he was able to channel all those depressing feelings into his music. And lucky for us as well because this piece of wax literally has his soul captured in the songs and lyrics.
Check out the fullset video below and lucky for you, the whole acoustic set is also available on his Bandcamp now. Everything is streaming below.
From Soni of Infree Records, “All acoustic sets are a great experience when an artist rearrange their songs, sharing their skills and talent that were recorded with a full band. BLUESMAN played this amazing, soulful acoustic blues set of his debut album ” Kowloon Blues and assorted Love songs” in reverse order.
Thank you Bluesman accepting our invitation to play at our INFREE SESSION #4.”