Singer and composer Norman Kim celebrates diversity with Just Like You

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By Mimi Chen, AsAmNews Staff Writer

Singer, songwriter and composer Norman Kim read about all the hate, harassment and violence being directed at Asian Americans as the pandemic spread.

He had a song titled Just Like You that he had been holding for an upcoming album. He decided given the rise of hate crimes, his song could not wait so he released it.

“I filmed a music video for my song ‘Just Like You’ in hopes to create something that celebrates and embraces diversity while reminding people that we are more alike than we are different,” he wrote on his website. “The original plan was to release it alongside my full-length album on June 5th, but it seems that now is the best time to put it out in the world.”

You can check out his song below.

Kim is a Korean American born in New York. He’s written songs mostly behind the scenes for shows like Showtime’s Dexter, Sci Fi’s Helix, and Apple TV’s The Banker. He’s also written songs you’ve heard on commercials for Toyota, Ford, and Zara.

Mimi Chen had a chance to chat with Kim for AsAmNews and you can watch the interview below.

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