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‘Room For You’ by Taiwan’s Eric Chou enters Spotify Philippines Viral 50, tops Chinese New Year Spotify playlist

Eric Chuo

Eric Chuo

“Room For You,” the latest single of Eric Chou, 24, has recently entered Spotify Philippines Viral 50 charts at number 21. Seamlessly blending his knack for sentimental music with EDM elements and lush production, the Taiwanese pop star’s newest song is another glorious attempt to branch out into other genres and explore fresh contemporary sounds with international appeal.

The laid-back, soulful jam is part of Chou’s fourth full-length studio album “Freedom,” which was released in December 24, 2019. A mix of upbeat English tunes and mellow Mandopop ballads, the album contains songs such as “Old Days,” “Something About LA,” “Nobody But Me,” and more.

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 singer-songwriter 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:

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