Fading Star

Who wouldn’t feel bad for the grown-ass Barbie Thanh Thao? Her personal relationship is a wreck. Her albums flop from one to the next. Her vocals don’t get any better, if not worse. No matter how hard she tries to reinvent herself, she moves nowhere beyond mediocrity. The day of “nà… nà… nà… ná… na… nà… na… na… na…” is long gone. What we have left is a lonesome star trying to glow before fading away. After patiently listening to the entire album of Ngoi Sao Co Don, the two mesmerizing tracks are the intro and outro, in which she sincerely expresses her solitude without having to sing a note.