Hong Kong-based guitar maestro Jason Kui has released his first single of 2021 entitled ‘Sky Rush’. Check out the full write up below:
“Sky Rush is the first release by Jason Kui since his second album, NAKA (streaming below). The artwork was created by a Taiwanese artist, 陳則旻 (Ming) and Cookie Chan. Sky Rush is produced by Jason Kui and Crotus Chan, and mixed by Jay Tse.
The musicians for this song, who have played on Jason’s previous albums and performed in his shows, include Anup Sastry on drums, Chan Siu Kei on bass and Randy Slaugh on programming.
Sky Rush has a 90’s video games vibe in the style of Nintendo Gameboy. Jason didn’t just write the music, he created characters, environment and a story line for the song. The music takes you to a new world like an adventure game, which explains why he included the Gameboy cartridge in the artwork.
“Giving a theme to a song is something I often do. I like to suggest images and scenes to enhance the listening experience. As the music progresses through different stages, the storyline changes from exploring Dragon Island to fighting The Big Boss, like chapters in a video game. I’m grateful to my fellow performers who understood and helped achieve my vision for Sky Rush.”
He has also released a cool ‘behind the scenes’ of recording the track and even talks about the gear used.