By the Numbers
Hubie Wang writes soulful acoustic pop with memorable hooks and heartfelt lyrics. Not many artists are equally influenced by the Aqua-net drama of 80's rock and silky seduction of the 60's jazz era. But Hubie blends them both, adding a tasteful splash of modern pop and funk. In his debut EP "By The Numbers," Hubie touches upon choosing the path less taken and the fear of failing: "Twentysomething, and I feel like nothing - the bright lights, they never shined for me." In "Someone Else's Name," jealousy and old love are the topic: "And I wish you well tonight, a princess dressed in white. Can you hear my heart as it breaks, when you cut the wedding cake." Hubie's songs address the pain of growing and reminiscing with regret. He also writes with a light heart when it comes to love and infatuation: "Sip with your lips, dry martini at your fingertips. Scent around your neck, here with you I'm not the safest bet." Musically and lyrically, Hubie's work is cohesive and infectious. The songs can be arranged with elaborate instrumentation and subject to today's trendiest production techniques. Or they can be performed with a single acoustic guitar. It is this versatility that shows Hubie's ability to simply write great songs.