Amber Releases New Songs 'White Noise' & 'Lost At Sea'
A few months after signing with Stateside representation, Amber Liu released two brand-new songs Thursday (Sept. 20). A member of K-pop girl group f(x), the California native blends thoughtfulness with captivating, ambient electro-pop on “White Noise” and “Lost at Sea.” Co-written by the singer, the pair are mellow dance tunes that reflect on two different, but equally important, topics.
“White Noise," the lead song, which was accompanied by a music video, starts off gently before building into a pulsating, riotous EDM track echoing with Auto-Tune as it explores the idea of finding oneself. It eventually leads back to a softer, gentler sound, but not before offering up some motivational verses from the artist. "There are so many things going on and everything just feels like a complete mess," sings Amber. "I'm in a white noise phase/ And in those times I keep telling myself 'I can't stop, I can't give up.'"
Though “White Noise” reflects on the star’s personal struggles and hardships, “Lost at Sea” is a gentler take on EDM, focusing on the hardships that accompany relationships, especially toxic ones. “Because no matter what I do/ I can’t get through to you,” she sings.
The music video for “White Noise” sentimentally explores the idea of home, with Amber hiding away her childhood bear in a suitcase as she embarks on her travels, only to swap it for a newer, larger bear as she searches for a place she belongs. At the end, she returns back to her youthful memento as the song closes out with the verse: “And though you're lost in your white noise phase/ Don't worry, keep on running, running until you find your way home."
Amber debuted as a member of K-pop girl group f(x) in 2009 and began pursuing a solo career in the Korean music industry in 2015 with her debut EP Beautiful, which went to No. 2 on the World Albums chart. She has since released several solo and collaborative tracks. The release of "White Noise" and "Lost at Sea" coincides with the announcement of her upcoming first solo tour, which will see her perform in six North American cities throughout December.