A-mei's latest album <Faces of Paranoia> is a well-tuned comeback for the Mandopop queen, who at this point had been on hiatus for about three years. But like I always say, quality is better than quantity always, and Amei's perfectionist side to her definitely saw this album through, making it one of the best, thought-provoking albums of 2014 for me. Her concept is impressive; set against a backdrop of white to represent purity, clarity and logic; A-Mei takes us on a journey with her, revealing slowly the grey that lies behind the facade of white, staining it with the aftermath of fear, paranoia and anxiety that is present in every one of our psyches. Genre-wise, Amei toys with the genres of Brit-rock hinting at electronic elements, before going full speed ahead in her second half of the album with a EDM-inspired take. To me this transition of genres in the album also reflect on the White to grey analogy I made previously; from the clean, simple lines of Brit rock to the heavy, grungy, dirty sounds of EDM, Amei has certainly made her point not only through the concept, but also through the arrangement of her songs.