China News Service, March 30. According to a report compiled by New Zealand Times News Network, blue-eyed and sand-haired musician Laurence Larson looks like a typical New Zealand guy, but he speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and also speaks fluent Mandarin. Can sing Chinese songs.

He also has a Chinese stage name "Luo Yiheng" (Luo Yiheng).

Chinese music resonates

  It is understood that Luo Yiheng, who developed in the Chinese music scene, recently took a short break in New Zealand and is expected to go to Taiwan, China in mid-April.

He feels he is more familiar with Asia than New Zealand.

  According to reports, Luo Yiheng has become popular in mainland China and Taiwan with his Chinese-language pop songs, and his videos uploaded on social media have been viewed millions of times.

Luo Yiheng will compose music in Chinese and English.

  Luo Yiheng, 28, was born in Auckland. After graduating from Auckland University, he came to China with his music dream as a singer.

Now, 7 years have passed. After experiencing some setbacks, Luo Yiheng is very satisfied with the results he has achieved so far.

  When most singers dream of becoming famous in the United States, Luo Yiheng said that it has always been his dream to enter the Chinese music scene.

  Luo Yiheng once participated in a Chinese singing competition program, and he is also the only "foreign face" singing Chinese songs in the program.

  Singing Chinese songs is a skill he learned when he went to college for a degree in pop music and Chinese.

At the time, he said, he couldn't believe that seven videos he uploaded on the Chinese video-sharing site Youku had more than 3 million views.

  Luo Yiheng said: "Chinese music is based on melody, while Western music is based on rhythm, which really resonated with me. I had to take a risk, so I went to China (for development). In China, I and other foreign countries The real difference is in my understanding of Chinese music, lyrics and pronunciation. I positioned myself as someone who really understands the industry, and it worked for me. Now back in New Zealand, I feel weird because I'm in Asia It feels more at home than here, and I think part of it is also because of my personality."

Strive to adapt to cultural differences

  For the first two years in China, Luo Yiheng struggled to adapt to the cultural differences with colleagues.

  He said: "As a white man in Beijing, you will stand out. There will be a lot of cultural misunderstandings. Meeting some 'inappropriate people' has made me understand myself better and understand how people from different cultural backgrounds work, For me, that's the most valuable thing."

  Luo Yiheng said he would be happy to advise and assist any other New Zealand musicians considering entering the Chinese market.

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