If you call New York City home, chances are good that you’ve stumbled across the powerful vocal stylings and understated musicianship of one Len Xiang. Gracing local stages and busking in NYC’s subway stations for a number of years now, the Brooklyn-bred Xiang is an unequivocally gifted, sublimely soulful singer-songwriter who demands and deserves a much wider audience beyond his native stomping grounds.
In support of his recently released mini-album Metropolitan Avenue, the soft-spoken Xiang appeared on this past week’s installment of BRIC TV’s ‘B-Side,’ performing a handful of songs from the project and his debut release A New Day, while engaging in an insightful Q&A session with the show’s host Kenyatta Beasley. “When it comes to who I am, I’m at peace,” Xiang confides. “So I let that vibrate out. I let that peace from within, that harmony that’s in my heart, and that pure love that’s in my heart, I let it just come out.”
Watch Len Xiang’s BRIC TV performance below, and then check out a few additional highlights from Xiang’s local NYC performances, including his inspired rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” and haunting cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.”
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