SO IT GOES (SUN)

HK
SO IT GOES (SUN)

So It Goes is a 3-piece girl band based in Hong Kong with Emily on vocals and guitar, Emily on bass and Emily on drums. Besides from having the same first name, the 3 Emilies have another thing in common: they are pessimistic opti- mists. In Slaughterhouse-Five, the phrase “so it goes” follows every occurrence of death no matter the circumstance. Of course, to look back is human, and humanity, including its darkness, weakness and ugliness, is both fascinating and endur- ing, but when one is encumbered by the inevitable and tragic vicissitudes of life, there is no choice but to keep going. So It Goes has gone through an unexpected eviction from their band room (which led to a court hearing), theft of their hi-hat stand, a few bad live performances, some harsh criticisms, countless equipment malfunctions, and even the sudden departure of one of the founder members...but the love for music is so strong and so tied to their very existence that the band is simply incapable of giving up. Emilies don’t fight, but survive and hope to give people that same strength to go on until that one lit- tle special moment makes everything come to life. After all, “for whatever we lose, it is always ourselves we find in the sea.”

Influenced by Mogwai, The XX, Warpaint and Radiohead, the music of So It Goes can be described as alternative rock with a dark psychedelic/garage twist. In their songs, So It Goes often explores the insignificance of human existence, the feeling of power- lessness in a mundane society and the idea that everyone is at the mercy of time and change. The band may not have a very concrete direction yet but their music is made for the sensitive humans who feel like bugsinamber. There is always one in loneliness. If the band can touch one person through their music and let that person know there are other bugs in amber, then Emilies would be truly happy.