Recording information: Fadermaster Studios; Mushroom Studios; Pirate New York, NYC; Sean Z Music Studio, Vancouver; The Facility, Brooklyn; The Noisyhouse Music Productions Studio, Vancouver; The Pocket Studios, Toronto; Vertical Studios; Winston's Bunker.
Photographers: Leigh Righton; Bobo Zhao.
Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Wanting's debut is a passionate collection of adult alternative pop. Born in China, Wanting relocated to Canada, where she began working on this material. Centered around her breathy, soulful vocals, Wanting makes uplifting and romantic music that brings to mind a mix of the atmospheric electronica of Dido with the more rock-oriented sound of Sarah McLachlan. Given Wanting's knack for delivering sweeping cinematic songs, it isn't surprising that her single, "Drenched," was featured in the soundtrack to the 2010 Hong Kong film Love in the Buff. Here we get that song, plus such similarly melodic, infectious anthems as "Hand Hold," "Star in You," and others. These are memorable pop songs that stick in your ear long after they've ended. ~ Matt Collar