Rainbow Chan's cover of "Lovefool"

Rainbow Chan hails from Sydney, Australia. I love her cover of The Cardigans' "Lovefool."

While classically trained in saxophone, piano and choral music from an early age, Chan's fondest memories of music are those of family day-trips in a squishy car, singing along to mix-tapes sent from her grandmother in Hong Kong. From Chinese folksongs to 1950's ballads, Grandma's hodge-podge tapes would have a lasting impression on Chan's music.

An eclectic mix of electronic and acoustic textures, Chan's songs are delicately-crafted gems. Live loops are created with music-boxes, thumb-pianos and vintage toys. Lilting guitar is matched with 8-bit keyboards, distorted beats and glockenspiels. Experimentation is interlaced with the other-worldly charm of her voice.

Rainbow Chan

(Via Dose Nation)


  1. I saw Rainbow Chan for the first time a few months ago. Her cover of Milkshake by Kelis is one of the creepiest things I’ve ever heard. Good stuff!

  2. Really cute & surprising take on that song, sounds like something you’d hear in the background of a puzzle game!

      1. Wow, talk about an intimate venue, I think my wife and I were the only people there who didn’t go to high school with Rainbow!
        All three acts were amazing, I didn’t even know you could make that kind of music live but they were using these loop pedal things and swapping instruments to layer the sounds.

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