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Wu Yifan releases new single with help from former SM Entertainment trainee

Wu Yifan releases new single with help from former SM Entertainment trainee

Former SM Entertainment artist Wu Yifan and former SM trainee Song Bingyang have collaborated on a new song “There Is A Place” (有一个地方) for Yifan’s upcoming new Chinese film Somewhere Only We Know.

Better known as Kris Wu from male idol group EXO, Yifan released a new song from his upcoming mini-album on November 6 to coincide with his birthday. The song is the title song off of his upcoming EP, and will also be featured as a part of the soundtrack for upcoming new Chinese film Somewhere Only We Know.

The single is a collaboration between the two former SM Entertainment artists. Yifan and Bingyang co-wrote the lyrics to “There Is A Place”, while Bingyang is the sole composer for the song. Bingyang is most well-known for his duet “Perfect Love” on SM soloist Zhang Liyin’s 2008 album I Will, but has also done composition work for Chinese male artist Zhang Jie. He trained under SM Entertainment for several years, joining childhood friend Liyin at SM in 2004 but left the company in 2011, and was accepted into the prestigious Berklee School of Music a year later.

This collaboration is not the first time Yifan and Bingyang have publicly interacted with each other. When news of Yifan’s contract lawsuit against SM Entertainment were first released in May 2014, Bingyang spoke out on Yifan’s situation on his personal Weibo, showing support for his friend from his trainee days. The post has since received over 28,000 reposts on Weibo.

You can subscribe to future song demos from Bingyang at his official YouTube channel here.

Listen to Yifan’s new single in the video below and let us know what you think of Bingyang’s lyrics and composition!


Kris Wu Yifan recording new songs

Kris Wu Yifan recording new songs

Kris Wu Yifan recording new songs


References:

  • Song Bingyang — Official Weibo for the lyricist and composer Song Bingyang
  • Bingyangsong — Official website for Song Bingyang
  • Sina — Wu Yifan to release new single “There Is A Place”
  • Kat

    Um, Yifan also did production for the song. Why does this post read as promotion for Bingyang rather than the artist who wrote, sang, produced and released the song?

    • http://singtothesky.org/ Wendy

      I focused on Bingyang because the credits I saw for the song was mainly by him. And since few fans know much about him (compared to Kris who’s already well-known), I wrote more about the lyricist and composer.

      If you know of any sources that officially list Kris as a producer on the track, feel free to link it, and I’ll make note of it in the article.

      • Kat

        He says so on his Weibo post about the song and the Sina article about the track mentions it as well.