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You might have noticed our online journal took a small hiatus for Summer, but, fear not, Hai Society is back to school! We're kicking the term off with a quick chat we had with ZOMBIE-CHANG, a.k.a Meirin, a Tokyo-based musician with an eclectic sense of style that caught our attention, when we first discovered her. Meirin grew up with a conservative schooling, that inspired a teenage rebellion in her, and she responded by filling her life with punk music and loud clothing. Even as Meirin's tastes developed, she still took influence from this part of her youth, and she uses it in the new-wave electronic music she creates today.

Read on for a Sunday stroll with Meirin and her new Vera Bag and have a little peak into this quirky musicians thoughts and feelings!

Hi Meirin...or should we say Hai!

Hi!!

Can you describe what you do?


I've always composed music!Listen here.

Where do you consider home? When do you know you are home?


I know I'm home after sunset, when I'm sleeping next to my boyfriend.


Where do you want to travel to when it’s possible?


I really want to go Paris to meet with my friends.


What was your dream job as a child?


Singer!


How, or where do you go to find inspiration?


Usually I go to the river or roller skating because inspiration comes when I'm not thinking about anything.


Do you have a film that you keep coming back to?

La vie d'Adele

Do you collect anything? What’s your most treasured possession?


I often collect electric appliances, instruments, home appliances, mac products, etc... Probably, I own the most DTM Plug ins of anyone.

I’m also an avid eBay’er, and I guess I would say I collect second hand clothing. I have many treasured possessions, one of which being a vintage dior necklace my mum got me for christmas a few years back.

Is there any particular outfit or item of clothing you’ve worn that holds a special place in your memory?


The white down jacket I bought when I went to live in Paris. I bought it in Paris and got it dirty in Paris. I had the opportunity to go to Paris again, and I wore the jacket, but I painted it.


Where are you going to take your Hai next?


The next country I'm able to travel to!


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Hi Meirin...or should we say Hai!

Hi!!

Can you describe what you do?


I've always composed music!Listen here.

Where do you consider home? When do you know you are home?


I know I'm home after sunset, when I'm sleeping next to my boyfriend.


Where do you want to travel to when it’s possible?


I really want to go Paris to meet with my friends.


What was your dream job as a child?


Singer!


How, or where do you go to find inspiration?


Usually I go to the river or roller skating because inspiration comes when I'm not thinking about anything.


Do you have a film that you keep coming back to?

La vie d'Adele

Do you collect anything? What’s your most treasured possession?


I often collect electric appliances, instruments, home appliances, mac products, etc... Probably, I own the most DTM Plug ins of anyone.

I’m also an avid eBay’er, and I guess I would say I collect second hand clothing. I have many treasured possessions, one of which being a vintage dior necklace my mum got me for christmas a few years back.

Is there any particular outfit or item of clothing you’ve worn that holds a special place in your memory?


The white down jacket I bought when I went to live in Paris. I bought it in Paris and got it dirty in Paris. I had the opportunity to go to Paris again, and I wore the jacket, but I painted it.


Where are you going to take your Hai next?


The next country I'm able to travel to!


@meirin_zzz