After the post-rock band’s last song “Thanks for Saying Goodbye”, the story has taken an interesting twist with Goose我鳥’s new single “San Tao”.
With fresh, juicy riffs that seem to ripen at the anticipation of new beginnings, the lyrics tell a whole different story altogether.
The song tells the story of ex-lovers who have parted ways sadly and dramatically; closing a door on this chapter of their lives-only for it to be reopened again immediately after a sick joke which is very telling of Goose’s quirky sense of humour.
Nevertheless, the juxtaposition of the sweet, light arrangement and jaunty melody against the unfortunate events outlined in the lyrics is refreshing to hear, just as the bitterness of the peach skin allow one to enjoy the sweetness of its flesh even more.
The lesson in all of this, according to Goose, is that there is more to life than just romantic relationships. Such as spending time with friends, family, and beloved pets. True that!
Goose 我鳥’s new single “San Tao 三桃” is now out on all major streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and KKBOX. Listen below!
It's that time of the year again, when we find out the lucky artists nominated for the Golden Melody Awards - the most prestigious Chinese-language award in the music industry. Check out the complete list of nominations below, and let us know who you think will be lucky on the night!
《 年度專輯獎 》Album of the Year
《 年度歌曲獎 》Song of the Year
《 最佳國語專輯獎 》Best Mandarin Album
《 最佳台語專輯獎 》Best Taiwanese Language Album
《 最佳客語專輯獎 》Best Hakka Album
《 最佳原住民語專輯獎 》Best Indigenous Language Group Album
《 最佳音樂錄影帶獎 》Best Music Video
《 最佳作曲人獎 》Best Composition
《 最佳作詞人獎 》Best Lyrics
《 最佳編曲人獎 》Best Music Arrangement
《 最佳專輯製作人獎 》Producer of the Year
《 最佳單曲製作人獎 》Producer of the Year (Single)
《 最佳國語男歌手獎 》Best Male Mandarin Singer
《 最佳國語女歌手獎 》Best Female Mandarin Singer
《 最佳台語男歌手獎 》Best Taiwanese Language Male Singer
《 最佳台語女歌手獎 》Best Taiwanese Language Female Singer
《 最佳客語歌手獎 》Best Hakka Singer
《 最佳原住民語歌手獎 》Best Indigenous Group Singer
《 最佳樂團獎 》 Best Group
《 最佳演唱組合獎 》Best Duo
《 最佳新人獎 》Best New Artist
《 最佳專輯獎 》Best Instrumental Album
《 演奏類最佳專輯製作人獎 》Best Instrumental Album Producer
《 演奏類最佳作曲人獎 》 Best Instrumental Composer
《 最佳專輯裝幀設計 》Best Recording Package
《 最佳演唱錄音專輯獎 》Best Vocal Recording Album
《 最佳演奏錄音專輯獎 》Best Instrumental Recording Album
《 特別貢獻獎 》Special Contribution Award
With those sultry vocals and some skilful songwriting chops, Asian-Australian pop artist Teagan Goh is the one to watch as she releases her latest single ‘Feeling Good’.
The third single she’s ever released, ‘Feeling Good’ reveals a depth and maturity past the 21 year-old’s young years; both musically and lyrically.
Teagan shares the message behind the song:
“Feeling Good is an analogy for pretending to be over something that clearly still bothers us. It’s a catchy dance beat crafted to conceal how we truly feel.”
Indeed, the catchy chorus repeated over and over layered on top of the lofi R&B arrangement produced by Spike Leo suggests that all is not as it seems.
Goh’s muted, velveteen vocals are perfect on this track; weaving a subtle hint of melancholy and unwillingness to move on into her performance.
This, alongside her beautifully crafted lyrics “I’m feeling great/I’m feeling good/Do you believe me” and intelligent melody lines tastefully and clearly present the nuanced topic Goh and Leo intended to discuss within this piece.
The music video beautifully brings the song to life, creating pockets of space within a happening rave scene where time slows down, and Teagan is alone with her thoughts.
Whether you’re an introvert who’s been dragged to one too many parties, or someone going through something and being pushed to go on a night out you never wanted, this song’s for you.
Check out the music video for 'Feeling Good' above, and check out the song, now available on all major streaming platforms such as Apple music, Spotify and KKBOX. Follow Teagan on her Instagram, Twitter or website for more information.
By Jocelle Koh
Third-culture kid Takkin 德堅 has set his creative axis onto another trajectory with his debut single 'Stay Together'; released both with English and Mandarin versions.
The young creative who borrowed his stage name from his father has always moved around; spending his childhood in Singapore, Hong Kong, Rochester and Michigan. Now based in NYC, music has always been his grounding force; something that is clearly evident in the uniquely chilled and layered atmosphere he's created within his new single 'Stay Together'.
“It’s accessible, and it has a pulse that many can identify with: a positive message heralding the value of longevity in relationship. Things can be fixed. Nothing is beyond repair. It showcases the movement of the narrative and highlights the unique vocal delivery. It’s my flag in the ground; my way of saying: I’m here to stay.“
Previously releasing with a three-piece folk band Northern, Takkin turned his focus onto his own cultural identity and exploring it through his music when a dear member of the band moved away. Of the change in direction, Takkin says:
"Creating music influenced by my own heritage has been an exciting change. There’s a stir of new energy in the air, in the ground. The world is opening up to Asian artists, especially more so in the United States. People are eager for new faces, new interpretations, new formulas. I feel the pulse. I’m here to answer the call."
With the vocals of a learned crooner (very Eric Chou styles) and melodic hooks which subtly catch your attention and reel you in, 'Stay Together' is a sensitive, beautifully haunting R&B/Soul piece which you won't soon forget.
Listen to Takkin's new single 'Stay Together', now out on all major streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and Soundcloud. Follow Takkin on all his social medias (Facebook, Instagram) to stay tuned for his upcoming regular releases!
By: C.P Ching
After almost four years, Dawen Wang (王大文) returns with a unique space-themed album "The International Space Station" (國際太空站), officially released on March.29th, 2019.
This album was inspired while on a trip in Taitung, Wang looked at the sky and imagined being in outer space, and envisioned how lonely it would be looking back down on earth.
Through this idea, the concept of the album was born. It conveys the idea that "being in space can create infinite possibilities including the thoughts of seeing the world from a dark place (Black hole). "
As a result, each song in the album can be viewed as an independent story highlighting darker times of Wang’s life, which metaphorically connects and summarises his mission in space.
The songs offer different perspectives on life, including his love for the earth, advocacy for environmental protection and his ideas on love and romance.
This is Wang’s first full album since 2015 "Happy or not" (快樂不快樂), and through the process of creating this album, Wang was able to rediscover his passion and love for music again.
The album is available on all stores including Spotify, KKBOX and iTunes/Apple Music. Be sure to follow Dawen on his socials for more info!