Mix­ing his Senegal/Vietnamese roots with a multi-cul­tured French up-bring­ing rap­per Thi­erry Wone teams up with Aus­trali­an born Cambodian/Vietnamese DJ/Producer Mag­gie Tra for ‘Le Poids D’une Larme’. The single is a col­lab­or­at­ive effort, pro­duced by Mag­gie Tra along with Thi­erry Wone which fea­tures stun­ning French lyr­ics that res­on­ate without trans­la­tion.

Ooz­ing with emotive feels, and wobbly lo-fi pro­duc­tion, ‘Le Poids D’une Larme’ trans­lates to “The weight of a tear”. Col­lab­or­at­ing online, across con­tin­ents and time zones, the song is about the con­tra­dic­tion of love and why we stay in situations/relationships that aren’t good for us.

Speak­ing on the release Thi­erry Wone goes on to say “It’s a song about why we still love what makes us cry. That’s what I am ask­ing myself and every­body: what is the real weight of tears? But also, is it love without the heart? Is it even bet­ter when it hurts? It makes us feel alive”.

Thi­erry reached out to hot­bed of tal­ent Mag­gie Tra, which has lead her to make her debut as a pro­du­cer. “Thi­erry and I both have Viet­namese her­it­age, des­pite him being in France and me in Hanoi — Viet­nam, dur­ing lock-down we con­nec­ted with our back­grounds,”

The single iden­ti­fies as unity, the artists’ feed off each other’s energy as they both are on a jour­ney of self-dis­cov­ery of their roots through music whilst also sup­port­ing POC and Asi­an POC in the music industry.

Art­work by Baked Lab

With a determ­in­a­tion that has seen him rebuild him­self over the years. Thierry’s recent release of hits such as Mclar­en and Miroirs Pt. 2 sig­nals an influx of pro­jects for the artist. The rap­per is break­ing-out of the European scene in fly­ing artist­ic col­ours. Mean­while Mag­gie Tra steps into the pro­du­cer world of the unknown, fus­ing her extens­ive know­ledge as founder of music blog SYS, a DJ, cre­at­or of womxn empower­ment organ­isa­tion SYS Sis­ter Sounds and now adding a pro­du­cer cred­it under her belt. Expect some releases from Mag­gie to drop later this year.


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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.