When we were working on our second album MP2, we recorded this cover version of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ “A Face in the Crowd.” The song didn’t make the record, but we’ve uploaded it to our Youtube and you can download the MP3 from our website.
This video was made in honor of Christopher MacKenzie and the firefighters of The Granite Mountain Hotshot crew, 19 of whom lost their lives while heroically battling the Yarnell Fire one year ago in June 2013.
In July 2013, a friend of Chris MacKenzie’s sent us an email to say that his best friend had been lost while fighting the fire and that they shared the music of Ming & Ping throughout their friendship. This so profoundly affected, inspired, and challenged all of us as creators and as human beings.
Having written The Darkness of Night EP and some demos from The Light of Day EP coming from a pretty dark place, we immediately decided to bring these songs back to the drawing board. Ming & Ping’s The Light of Day will be released this October 21 with a focus that can be summed up with a couple lines from track 2 “The Light,”
You’ll never find peace without unrest
And you won’t see the light without darkness
Sometimes we forget “the meaning of light.” Art helps us remember. We hope you enjoy the music. We’ll make this song available for free once the album is out. Please add yourself to our mailing list to get announcements of the new music.
Thank you for 10+ years of spice.
Bao, Ming, and Ping