Ế Chồng Commentary

August 4, 2017

First of all, I can’t believe I was able to have THE Cardin Nguyen to produce this song.  I love his music.  I remember dancing to Trái Tim Dại Khờ and going out there to get his CD.  If he made a DVD, I would have bought it.  Cardin was actually the reason why I got into dancing in the first place.  Such an honor to have him work with me.

So with this song I came up with when I was talking to my mom.  Every now and then she would ask me if I had a boyfriend yet.  Then, whenever I went to a family outing they would ask me too!  Truthfully speaking I was really focusing on my job as a UNIQLO manager at the time. Opening up a store was tough work and quite frankly there was no time for me to date.  I feel like a lot of girls could relate to this song so a beat came to my head and BAM, Ế Chồng was born.

I was very careful about this song.  I didn’t want girls to feel a certain way because they were not married, but at the same time be able to make it comedic and allow others to laugh about it.  I wasn’t sure how to approach it, but when I started writing, I was able to simply just write truth from my story.  This song just comments on our Vietnamese culture how the older generation values family and marriage juxtaposed to my generation where we value career and personal goals.  I am not saying that one value is better than the other, rather, times are different, people now value different things.

I hope this song creates a lot of laughter and opens up conversation so that family members can openly support each other on career/family decisions.  What do you think of the new song?  Please let me know in the comments below!

Kayla