05/08/2013 - Barry Marré for Vanity Teen Magazine with a touch of MPH
Vanity Teen Magazine asked dutch photographer, and my dear friend, Barry Marré to do a photoshoot for them. Lately Barry has been filming his shoots more and more. This time he chose to use a touch of Ming’s Pretty Heroes. The MPH t-shirt and song Toy accompany the beautiful young model in the short video below.
I, myself am a big fan of Barry’s work and I’m happy that great things are happening for him! Check out his website: www.barrymarre.com and see more of his beautiful work! While you’re at it: Check out the media section of this website to find the full Ming’s Pretty Heroes series by Barry Marré.
04/12/2013 - Danceable track for MischaRocks
Every once in a while a good reason to try something a little different comes a long. Beauty brand MischaRocks needed a song for their lookbook video and put me to work. I wanted to write a new track, but since it needed to be a bit electronic and up tempo, I called my longtime friend Maarten Hemmen (aka General M), who is a producer and drummer, so perfect to bring in the beat. All though Maarten lives in Cologne, Germany, and I live in Rotterdam, Holland, we managed to overcome the distance with our friend: the internet. Together we created the track ‘Thunderstrike’. You can listen to it on Soundcloud. The video can be found on Vimeo. Hope you like it! xxMing
02/08/2013 - Living Room Session
So yeah, when working on new material for a new album, it might seem a little quiet around my Ming’s Pretty Heroes… Before you know it, I haven’t updated my website for month or two (very active on my personal facebook though). But! I recorded one of the new songs in a living room session and would very much like to share what I’ve been up to lately! Photographer Marc Nolte, also the director the music video Out at Sea was willing to help me film and edit. Be sure to check out his website for some great photography.
I hope you like this little home-recording. Share if you like. XX Ming
At the moment Ming is in the early stages of writing new material for a third MPH album. So new songs are being written, but they’re not the only things being written. For all our dutch friends and fans: visit the Ming’s Pretty Columns Blog. Ming writes about music and other stuff. Popunie.nl will publish one of Ming’s Columns monthly and all the rest can be found on the blog. Enjoy! xx