Dutch writer - Founder of Lefuturewave - Music enthusiast
Have you ever been in a secret relationship?
The kind where you can’t help but count down the hours until you get to see them again? That’s what 20-year-old singer-songwriter Christina Li captures in her new single, No Sleep.
The song is about the intense, all-consuming love we all know. It’s a love that’s both wonderful and demanding at the same time, a love that leaves us forever changed.
No Sleep starts out simply, with just a guitar and vocal. It feels intimate, like you’re in the dorm room where the song is taking place. But the song’s second half builds texturally and dynamically, as things get more complicated for the secret relationship.
No Sleep is also a celebration of queerness. By discussing queer love in such a public way, Christina wants to increase its visibility. She’s giving voice to those who aren’t being heard, and she’s helping to create a world where everyone has the freedom to be themselves.