The reigning Queen of Mandopop Jolin Tsai 蔡依林 released the MV for Life Sucks 消极掰, the third MV from her wildly successful 2018 album UGLY BEAUTY, on March 12.
Life Sucks is a realistic and relatable social empowerment anthem, refuting the idea that life is entirely positive, and that it's okay to feel that the world is against you and validates the desire to stew in your negativity for some time.
After all, if you can't take time to reflect on the bad, how can you truly appreciate the good?
The video provides a birds-eye perspective of Jolin and a number of people from all walks of life - from boxer to office worker - giving the impression that all these people are weighed down by the troubles in their life.
Following Jolin's encouraging words, they are all finally able to stand up and move on. A visual treat (as we have come to expect from Jolin); the video even appears to channel mid-00s Kylie Minogue .
Watch the video for Life Sucks below.
Taiwanese indie band Your Women Sleep with Others 老王樂隊are one of the hottest commodities in the Taiwanese music scene at the moment, and they’re bringing their style of relatable indie-rock to Singapore for the first time!
As part of their MAY I SING A SONG tour, the band will play a two hour set at the lively Livehouse @ 10 Square venue on March 28. Tickets can be purchased on the door, but make sure to book in advance in case they sell-out. Tickets can be booked here
The Golden Indie Award nominated post-folk band have amassed a dedicated following amongst Taiwan’s young people and garnered critical acclaim since releasing their debut EP Stolen Childhood 吾十有五而志於學 in 2017. Their lyrics, which lament on the despair of daily life and the failures of Taiwan’s education system have struck a chord with Taiwan’s disillusioned graduates. Their most recent song Sleepless Nights and Haunting Memories 那些失眠的夜與難以忘懷的事 was released in February.