Dark Pop / Trip-Hop
Berlin based French singer-composer Bonnie Li is a musical melting-pot.
Growing up in China, Bonnie Li has always had an acute sense of the way the world views women and femininity, therefore the topic is evidently developped throughout her songs. When performing live, she gets transformed into a hostess that brings her Passengers into a bewitching and electrifying journey, sieging the masses with hypnotic vocal loops, mellow pianos mixed with hard bass lines and weighted beats.
Her first single ‘Mallory’ was described by The Line of Best Fits as a "smoky Portishead-esque glittery Trip Hop song" and as for her 2nd single ‘We should go to sleep as the Birds are singing’ it was Premiered by Rolling Stone Magazine Italy calling it “Dark and Fascinating”.
After receiving waves of support for her last EP ‘Plane Crash’ at the end of last year, Bonnie Li returns to the front stage with her debut studio album ‘Wǒ Men’ (out 25th of jan. 2019). The album sung in three languages (English, Chinese Mandarin & French) looks to be a beacon of coveted thoughts; speaking opinions that you know you shouldn’t, channelling insecurity in a search for yourself. With the use of further instrumentation and adopting a more dark-pop aesthetic, Bonnie Li sees the release as the start of a new beginning for her, experimenting further and moving away from her trip-hop-inspired origins.
This multilingual polymath has already been praised by the likes of Clash Magazine, Earmilk, Rough Trade, Rolling Stone & The Line Of Best Fit.
14/2/19 I Berlin, DE I Urban Spree
27/4/19 I Vitry sur Seine, FR I Le Kilowatt
Past Shows (last 12 months)
24/2/18 I Berlin, DE I Staub: About Blank
7/7/18 I Maux, FR I Festif'l'Art Festival
30/9/18 I Praha, CZ I Mayapur Pokojicek
17/10/18 I Piacenza, IT I La Sosteria
18/10/18 I Correzzola, IT I Cockney London Pub
19/10/18 I Livorno, IT I Ex Cinema Aurora
31/10/18 I Stockholm, SW I Debaser Strand
1/11/18 I Copenhagen, DK I Loppen
2/11/18 I Paris, FR I L'International
3/11/18 I Berlin, DE I FluxBau
20/12/18 I Hamburg, DE I Sofar Sounds Session
Wǒ Men (LP & CD, 2019, Icons Creating Evil Art)
I want you to Die (Single, 2018, Icons Creating Evil Art)
Décroche (Single, 2018, Icons Creating Evil Art)
Plane-Crash (EP, 2017, Icons Creating Evil Art)
Shout (Tears for Fears cover, 7" vinyl, 2017, Toolbox France)
Short Stories Vol.2 (EP, CD, 2013)
Short Stories Vol.1 (EP, CD, 2011)