在找 ::searching:: is respectfulchild’s debut full length album, meticulously crafted with feelings of curiousity, discomfort, contemplation, relief, and tension. It’s an exploration into the thoughts and anxieties that respectfulchild toys with daily, opening more questions than it can answer, falling somewhere between searching and finding.
The name respectfulchild is the literal translation of Gan’s Mandarin name敬兒[jìng er]. This name was given to Gan by their grandmother when they were born, a name and a culture they’ve become estranged from having lived their whole life in the predominantly white world of the Canadian Prairies. The music of respectfulchild is Gan’s quiet way of seeking meaning in 敬兒 again. 在找 ::searching:: is 敬兒’s pursuit to find what they’ve lost and what they don’t yet know.
released June 15, 2017
Tracks 3 & 4 recorded and mixed by Duncan Pickard
Tracks 1,2,5,6,&7 recorded and mixed by Maxwell Raeburn Warner at Magik Carpet Studios
Mastered by Alex Kurth
All tracks composed and performed by Melissa Gan