The SpaceBoys can't stop, won't stop! Dat boi Soobin Hoàng Sơn and producer Touliver are back at it again. I guess SpaceBoys really don't ever sleep. This time around the Spaceboys are using the way-back-when machine to collaborate with Vietnamese singer Lê Hiếu -- winner of a 2001 national student singing competition. In the early 2000s, Lê Hiếu had a hit song called Ngày Mai Em Đi. Back in those days, I sure as heck wasn't listening to Vietnamese pop music. For one, music from Vietnam wasn't coming to the US. Secondly, Vietnamese music was all about that nhạc buồn -- Vietnamese blues -- and I wasn't about that life. I much prefer the more uptempo Western r&b style of blues that this modern remake of Ngày Mai Em Đi takes to the ultra slow and depressing style of classic nhạc buồn songs.
Remakes are great in my opinion. They allow a new generation of music listeners to experience the greatness of past songs that they may never otherwise would hear. Additionally, it gives older generations familiar with the old hits a reason to listen and check out the new artists of today. I believe this is what the kids call a "nguyen-nguyen" situation. Everybody wins here.