Australian artist Sui Zhen recently released 'Perfect Place', the first single from her new album Losing Linda, which comes out through Cascine on September 27th. This week she has followed it up with 'Matsudo City Life', a different kind of space inside a re-purposed Love Hotel.

She explains "the walls of the Love Hotel - titled 'Paradise Air' - were made of very thick concrete to keep loud noise in, which worked well for us musicians. Each room was uniquely themed. We were assigned one with faded pink and red tones, a love heart shaped bathtub and maroon carpet. Whilst the room we designated as 'the studio' was tiled with cool grey tones, marble and pillared. The city was what locals call a 'sleeper town' or bedroom community, which Salarymen would use only for rest. In some ways it was a city full of their dreams and empty of their reality."

In 'Matsudo City Life' Sui Zhen brings this clutch of different ideas to life. At once flirty and playful, there's something disconnected in the way she saunters vocally through the track, as if she's just drifting off amidst these incongruous surroundings. The liminal space is where Sui Zhen thrives though, and she skips through the rest of the bubbling track, observing the quietness all around, but creating her own little world of stimuli wherever she steps.

Sui Zhen's new album Losing, Linda is out September 27th on Cascine (pre-order). Follow Sui Zhen on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.