Guess who? The countdown begins as James杨永聪is set to release his debut album <Stay>in less than a day! Judging by the album name and the first single, James' indie rock version of the classic <忘了我是谁>, the album will probably be a polished up version of songs he performed from his chinese idol days, including <好久不见>(Long Time No See),<Stay>(By Rihanna),<我愿意> and of course <忘了我是谁>(Forget who I am). But all will truly revealed by tomorrow! I wish James the best of luck, and will definitely be supporting him by getting a copy of the CD tomorrow!
Whether or not you're a fan of Jazz Music, I really suggest that you watch this interview of Jazz pianist and composer Martin (Musa) Musaubach. Although its conducted in spanish, there are english subtitles are is really eye-opening! I have never seen an artist who connects his music so closely to who he is, and where he comes from. Each and every one of his songs from his jazz album <3690> has a story behind it, linking to the people who he loves, the people who inspire him, and through all these stories about his childhood and adolescent years; we see who Musa is through his music.
He also talks about what he aims for in his music, and the way that he uses his music to interact with the audience(very few Jazz musicians do!). But its not all Jazz. Musa also incorporates childhood influences such as Rock n Roll and Blues within his music, and explains how all these come together in his music.
Music lovers alike; a must watch! Not only is Musa amazingly talented,but I find that he has extremely heightened sensitivities towards the concept of music itself and also what he wants to get from his music. Musa 加油！
P.s: You might be wondering; what does this have anything to do with chinese music? Musa is currently based in Taiwan, and has played with the likes of Lara Veronin and Gary Chaw, featuring most prominently in Gary Chaw's <Project Sensation> Jazz album.
For those of you who saw my previous post on the british chinese hottie James, You'll be glad to know more information about his newest album is coming your way right now! HIM Music has released a teaser video that introduces him to all new fans everywhere! If you're not falling for him on first glance, you must be blind. Anyway, his debut album <Stay> is going to be released on the 28th of February (aka 8 days from now)! I'm definitely going out to get myself a copy; what about you?
From the moment I saw the name of the song, I knew this would be a really cool and interesting song, seeing as the song incorporates Amber An's chinese name in the song title as a pun. Hsiao Hung Jen always comes up with really humorous and down-to-earth ways of playing with music that really appeals to listeners, etc. incorporating speaking parts to add to the storyline of the song. I like how the lyrics are able to portray it as a real duet rather than just two people singing in harmonies, but rather as having a conversation about their relationship. A very cool song, definitely recommend it to all of you! Hsiao Hung Jen even says that Amber An was his inspiration for his song, so definitely a very cute song with a wonderful backstory behind it! Have a listen, and enjoy the sweet music video too :)
First of all, I would like to wish each and every reader a very Happy Valentines' day! Be it by yourself or with a loved one, Valentines day is a day where you show love not only to your partner, but also to your family, and your friends!
Today I'll be sharing some songs with you that go through different aspects of love, such as romance, a first love, a confession etc... , so I hope you like this special playlist!
Sharon Kwan-First Love
Well, from the title I think it's pretty obvious which aspect of love this song is trying to represent. It's a kind of shy love; bittersweet but at the same time pure and innocent. I'm sure many of you have experienced this feeling, and have many memories of this kind of love!
This is a surprising choice even for me, but it seems that many people are using this song to confess their love to their prospective other halves! And so far, they seem pretty successful too! (I think.) Anyway, I hope this song gives you enough energy, courage and bravery to go up to the person that you like and confess how you feel to them. So go on, what are you waiting for? Dawen sends you the best of luck!
To me, this is the perfect song that represents feelings of romance in general. So this one is for those of you who have recently been successful in your love exploits, and are able to feel the exhilarating, bubbly warmth that exudes from being in L-O-V-E. 'Nuff said. Have a listen!
Claire Kuo-The beauty of being single
Those of you out there who are jealous that you don't have anyone this Valentines' day, don't be! Take some time out to love yourself, and treat yourself! Sit back, relax and be happy. Relationships ain't all that it's cut out to be anyway-why do you think there are so many break up songs? Having no one holding you back, being independent and able to make decisions by yourself is really an infinitely important advantage, so hold on to it and treasure it while you can!
Well that concludes my Valentines' Day playlist (sorry it's pretty short). But I hope that these songs help you in some way or another, to feel the love and happiness that you should on Valentines day! Happy Valentines' Day from Asian Pop Weekly!