Distinguished artist Hua Li 化力 has unleashed a mesmerizing new single, “Part Time Muses,” inviting audiences into a world of eclectic delights and soul-stirring narratives. Embracing a Bosch-esque garden of psychedelic flowers, Hua Li 化力’s latest release is a testament to her artistic depth and creative vision, representing her most ambitious and personal record to date, “ripe fruit falls but not in your mouth” (Mar. 27).
“Part Time Muses” is a captivating blend of earthy, opalescent diss-track, weaving a poignant narrative of slept-on pleasures and near misses. This enchanting composition took root at the Banff Centre, where Hua Li drew inspiration from a beautiful Kawai grand piano, infusing her mornings with the timeless works of Chopin and Ravel. From this wellspring of creativity, she crafted a melody over an impressionistic, chromatic piano line that serves as the foundation for the incisive synth lines that define the song’s sonic landscape.
The soulful verses of “Part Time Muses” delve into themes of longing and limerence, unfolding the poignant story of a love triangle gone awry. Collaborating with producer Alex Thibault (a.k.a. Gloze), Hua Li tapped into 90s influences to create a lush and contemporary soundscape that pays homage to the era of Timbaland and Aaliyah, infusing the song with a captivating blend of nostalgia and innovation.
This release marks a pivotal moment in Hua Li 化力’s musical journey, offering a glimpse into the depth and dynamism of her artistry. “Part Time Muses” is a testament to her ability to craft narratives that resonate with raw emotion and unbridled creativity, inviting listeners into a world of multifaceted storytelling and sonic exploration.