Chinese Pop Star G.E.M. Releases Highly Anticipated EP, 'My Fairytale'
Award-winning pop phenomenon G.E.M. -- who was Billboard Radio China's Artist of the Year in 2015 -- announced the release of her highly anticipated EP My Fairytale.
The EP is the first chapter of G.E.M.'s Fairytale Trilogy. Each of the three EPs will feature three new songs written by G.E.M. and produced by her long-time music producer and collaborator Lupo Groinig.
G.E.M. conceived of the three EP idea and wrote the songs while on the road for her third world tour, Queen of Hearts. The EP is released by her record label, Hummingbird Music Ltd, headed by manager Tan Chang, and is immediately available worldwide on all music platforms.
The EP cover artwork was created by Giselle Ukardi, a popular Instagram illustrator from Canada who tailored the cover to create realistic fairytale art that belongs to G.E.M.
The first track from My Fairytale, "Tik Tok," is currently on radio and has more than 9 million views on G.E.M.'s YouTube channel. The song tells the story of infinite love throughout life. Shot in the ethereal grasslands of Inner Mongolia, the music video features Taiwanese actor Huang Tenghao.
My Fairytale was inspired by G.E.M. achieving her musical dream. The music has a story of love and different meanings of a fairytale. "Life just isn't a fairytale," she told Billboard Radio China. "This new EP depicts my fairytale that I found in the real world."
While G.E.M. has more than achieved the dreams she has been pursuing, she has also come to realize the reality of her new "fairytale" world. This is expressed in the upcoming EP trilogy, which tells the story of a fairytale romance told from the perspective of a sleeping princess. When the princess wakes up in the real world, she finds an imperfect modern society full of obstacles she works to overcome.
Her producer Lupo Groinig told Billboard Radio China, "This release marks our 10-year anniversary working together. The new songs really showcase how far she has come as an artist and songwriter."
This year, G.E.M. has completed more than 25 shows on her Queen of Hearts Tour, and she recently joined the second season of The Rap of China. She has an infectious charm and charisma that comes across in her role as a judge on the second season of the hit reality competition rap show.
The superstar -- who has had five number one albums in China and reaches more than 35 million followers on social media -- plans to release the concluding two EPs of her music trilogy later this year. Each EP tells a personal and emotional story of G.E.M.'s journey, written by her.