Voyage In Solitude is a one-man band founded by myself in Hong Kong. Based on music style of shoegaze, I want to express the loneliness, helplessness, frustration of people in the city I am living in.
Voyage In Solitude is rock band formed in 2016 by Derrick Lin. While it has roots on shoegaze sound, it also draws influences from post-rock and atmospheric metal.
Voyage In Solitude releases the debut EP called Last Train From The Hill in July 20, 2018, marking the first milestone of his music journey.
The main theme of the EP is about loneliness, helplessness, frustration of people in the city. Even the city is heavily populated, people still seems to be lonely.
The feel of the album is both hope and despair and both colourful and grey, just like emotions of human beings. As we live in cities, though it is populated, we still feel isolated and frustrated and relationships between people are fragile. While it is negative, I would see this also an opportunity to bring back ourselves, to dictate the meaning of our life. The thought is actually quite nihilistic with optimism.
The idea came into my mind when one day I worked very late till midnight when I was a college student. During the train ride back home, I could enjoy the solitude the night brings and walk down the empty streets with soothing breezes.
The city is indeed very beautiful and the streetscapes are stunning. That was totally contrasted with crowded streets and noisy car engines during the typical day in Hong Kong.