Asia Chow, a captivating force in the modern indie-folk realm, unveils her rendition of The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears,” infusing a timeless folk essence into this contemporary hit. Guided by her emotionally charged vibrato and accompanied by a poignant lap steel guitar, Chow’s reinterpretation breathes new life into the pop classic.
“I was drawn to the contrast between the upbeat pop vibe and the sadness of the lyrics. I wanted to explore an alternative version that emphasizes the more desperate undertones conveyed in the words.”
Asia Chow, based in Los Angeles, seamlessly blends folk, country, and nostalgic pop in her music, drawing from her upbringing on Mahler and 70s rock. Initially inspired by rock guitar idols as a teenager, Chow found her true voice fingerpicking an acoustic guitar and expressing herself through the solitude of songwriting. Alongside her music endeavors, Chow has worked as a model with renowned photographers and featured in campaigns for top brands. Influenced by her studies as an English major, Chow crafts deeply personal lyrics to convey her innermost thoughts, using vulnerability in her music to provide comfort to listeners, much like her favorite musicians have done for her. Despite her initial shyness, music has become Chow’s most direct form of communication.
She made a bold entrance into the indie-folk scene with her debut single, “Days Unchanged,” in late 2023. Her first delicate and confessional offering won the praise of Vogue China and Flaunt, as well as editorial support on Spotify’s Fresh Folk and Today’s Singer-Songwriters, as well as Apple Music’s Breaking Singer-Songwriter and Acoustic Memories. Relying on her own tenacity and creative community that surrounds her, Chow’s first release created ripples much larger than she could have initially imagined.
Chow doesn’t just cover a song; she crafts an emotional journey. Listeners are invited into a transcendent experience where heartbreak and the euphoria of falling in love dance in delicate harmony. Each note becomes a brushstroke, painting a canvas of emotions that resonate deeply.
Listen to the reinvented track on all streaming platforms.