Being the melting pot that it is, London is filled with people who are not only mixed with different races, but are also raised by parents who brought traditional values from their home countries that the kids now have to mesh them with the everyday optics of living in the England, which is home to them. Rising producer Cici Zhu understands this notion well, as she's carved a lane for herself by blending traditional Chinese elements with modern music practices. Looking to further her buzz along, she checks in with her engaging new single, "Silk Road."
Opting to omit vocals for the most part, the most endearing part of "Silk Road," is how engaging it is without having to provide words. Partially known for her keen abilities as a vocalist, Cici Zhu's abilities as a beat maker are the headline here as she pulls from different parts of her heritage to provide unique sounds. Taking center stage in the production is her guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument that she blends beautifully with the trap-inspired production that sits behind it. Meshing those two qualities together results in a sound that's not very common, but also sounds familiar at the same time, providing a duality that's often tough to accomplish when producing mainstream music.