Jane Zhang Talks Timbaland
Timbaland’s ear for international sounds hasn’t faded away. The producer has announced his latest collaboration with Chinese pop star Jane Zhang with favorable results. The singer dropped her American debut single “Dust My Shoulders Off” with a very artsy video to match. Produced by Timbo, Jane sings away her troubles over the hypnotic beat while referencing Jay Z’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulder.” Just two weeks after releasing the track, it broke the Top 5 on the iTunes download chart, making her the first Chinese artist to do so.
In a press release, Jane shared her excitement on working with Timbaland to expand her sound. “I grew up loving the sound and feel of Western popular music, working with Timbaland allowed me to not only see how great music is produced but also the creative culture behind the scenes that enables the continuous production of great music,” she said. “It was an amazing learning experience.”
Timbaland also praised the singer. “Jane is a global artist, working with her [is] a great experience. Our collaboration allowed us to continue bridging the gap between Chinese and American pop culture.” The Grammy-winning producer is also labeled the executive producer on her upcoming album. Make sure to cop the single now on iTunes.
Jane Zhang - Dust My Shoulders Off (Official Video)