We’ve all been there.
You’re a big fan of a local brand that has something you like but your friends and family have no idea what it is.
You find yourself scrolling through the dozens of pages of reviews and the ones you like the most are the ones that have the most popular songs.
But you can’t really explain what the brand is to your friends or family.
And yet, thanks to the popularity of Hong Kong’s own music, that’s exactly what you’ve done.
In Hong Kong, your best-known local artists are a bit of a mystery.
There are plenty of local bands, but only one major national-music act, the Hong Kong indie group Gee.
This week, Gee released its first album since 2013, the album Hong Kong Dreams, and its new single, “Hong Kong,” is already topping the charts in the Chinese mainland.
But its biggest hit, “Tango,” has also become one of the most successful singles of the year.
It’s become the most-watched single of all time.
In China, the band has sold millions of copies, with fans in the mainland singing the chorus and dancing to it.
As Hong Kong fans in China continue to embrace the band, GEE is also enjoying a newfound international following.
And so, when the band recently released the song “Hong-kong Dreams” on their Facebook page, it became the most streamed video in the world.
It was so big that GEE’s Chinese management decided to include the video on a promotional video that also included “Tao” by a popular Hong Kong band, a popular Chinese music video by an Asian country, and “Hangover” by the Taiwanese indie band The Dreamers.
But, because the video was only available in Chinese, it had no effect on the popularity or reach of the song.
The video didn’t help that the song was so popular in China.
And, unlike many of the videos that have been released over the past year to help promote China’s growing domestic pop industry, this one, in part, was a deliberate marketing stunt.
“The video was to put a face to the band,” said GEE frontman Alex Ho.
“And that’s a good thing.”
In China’s new domestic market, which has a long tradition of producing pop stars, the success of “Taos” could be the next big thing for Hong Kong.
“It’s been a bit difficult,” said Ho.
But he said the video, which featured a female fan dancing to the chorus of the popular song, “We Are the World,” was part of a bigger plan.
“There was a bigger part to the plan,” Ho said.
“I thought, what if we made a video that showed how good the band is?”
The video is an interesting twist on a song that has long been the stuff of Chinese pop-music legends.
In the song, which is a classic in the genre of Asian-pop songs, the group sings about their hometown of Hong-Kong.
The lyrics are: I’m a fan of Gee; I love you Gee and my family and I’m going to go and see you soon.
The group’s first album, released in 2007, sold more than a million copies worldwide.
Gee’s biggest hit has also been a hit in Hong-kongs version of America, where the group has performed at festivals, including the White House, the World Trade Center, and the Lincoln Memorial.
In addition to a global fan base, Gae also has an international following in the United States, where it has performed around the country.
But because it’s so much more popular in the U.S., it hasn’t had as much international exposure as other Asian acts.
The “Taco Bell” video for “Hong Kong Dreams,” which has been the most viewed video in China for the past week, has already been viewed more than 2 million times.
The videos for “The Dreamers” and “We are the World” have also gone viral in the country, with hundreds of thousands of Chinese fans tuning in to the videos, according to Gee representatives.
And as Ho told me, the videos were meant to be “cool.”
The video was a big moment for GEE, he said.
And in addition to the global reach, “the song has helped the group gain an international reputation in the industry,” Ho added.
“But we don’t take anything for granted.
We are Hong Kong.”
The band’s success comes as Hong Kong is also experiencing a surge in popularity in the other parts of China.
Last year, Gyeonggi Province, where Hong Kong sits, recorded the highest population growth in the entire country, according the country’s central government.
And now, with Gee in Hong Kongs hands, it’s even more important for the group to be in the local scene.