Taiwanese singer-songwriter Eric Chou, 24, has recently entered Spotify Philippines Viral 50 charts with his latest single “Room For You” ranked at number 21. Seamlessly blending his knack for sentimental music with EDM elements and lush production, the song is another glorious attempt to branch out into other genres and explore fresh contemporary sounds with international appeal.
“Room For You” is a laid-back, soulful jam. It is part of Chou’s fourth full-length studio album “Freedom,” which was released in December 24, 2019.
“Freedom” is a mix of upbeat English tunes and mellow Mandopop ballads. Among the other songs from the album are “Old Days,” “Something About LA” and “Nobody But Me.”
Over the past few years, Chou has achieved mainstream success in major Mandopop markets in the region. With a string of multi-platinum albums and hit singles that consistently topped streaming charts, the pop star has been anointed by the Taiwanese media as the King of Lovelorn People, a title bestowed to the renowned balladeer for his masterful interpretation of emotionally affecting songs.
Despite Chou’s popularity as a ballad singer, he has recently experimented with EDM and urban music to diversify his catalog. Songs like “Nobody But Me,” “Shutter in Love,” and “Let It Go” showcase a more eclectic foray into pop, R&B and electronic music.
These songs were written in English, aimed to capture a new audience outside of Mandopop. Chou’s newest song “Room For You” ranks on top of the Chinese New Year Spotify playlist curated by Filtr Taiwan, joining the likes of Mandopop heavyweights such as G.E.M., Jolin Tsai, and Joanna Wang.
“Room For You” is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide. Listen to the song here: