Song Dongye, a mild-mannered but forthright singer-songwriter from Beijing, made a huge (and hugely unexpected) splash several years ago, as his song “Ms. Dong” went viral in China. It propelled him to unanticipated fame, an indie record deal, and a professional career. Now he’s returning to the US, looking to share his songs with America-based fans and new audiences. Song will embark on a US tour this April, 2018.
Song is the plain-spoken, straight-shooting type of songwriter often associated with folk music, deeply emotional yet delivering his impressions without drama’s taint. Song has intuitively grasped the nature of folk songwriting, while making its outspokenness and bittersweetness distinctly his own.