Just in time for summer, new-gen R&B darling Diana Wang 王詩安 has announced the release of her upbeat new single ‘GOOD TIMES’ on the 25th of May.
Following the critical acclaim of her first album ‘Poem’ with Khalil Fong 方大同’s record label FU MUSIC, Wang has set aside the chill, mellow East-meets-West vibes that redefined her there; showing her more vibrant, passionate side in her new single.
A lover of the sun and sea, Wang drew inspiration for this song from various images of the ocean, co-writing once again with Khalil and Derrick Sepnio to create a groovy melody filled to the brim with summer vibes.
Through lyrics written by Luke B.T. Tsui, Wang dedicates this song to the good times she’s had with her friends back in Taiwan, reminiscing on those nostalgic, pure times full of youth, vibrance and dreams.
Putting all that together, ‘GOOD TIMES’ is a song that hopes to transfer the simple message of living in the moment to listeners, urging audiences to make this summer really count!
Diana Wang’s latest single ‘GOOD TIMES’ will be released on the 25th of May on all major streaming platforms including KKBOX, Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.
Source: Forgood Music
By Stella Soon
Taiwanese singer-songwriter Waa Wei (魏如萱) took to social media on Sunday to announce that she is pregnant.
Despite her pregnancy, she confirmed that her upcoming shows will still go on, and so will preparations for her new album.
Rumours of Waa Wei’s pregnancy were rife since April, but she shrugged them off via social media.
The 35-year-old shared that the initial stage of her pregnancy was unstable and it took her a while to overcome her feelings of unease.
Those early days saw her getting injections and taking medicine.
That’s why she waited some time before making her pregnancy officially known.
Source: Waa Wei’s Instagram
However, she kept fans in the dark of her baby’s gender.
Divulging that her gynaecologist previously warned that she would have difficulties conceiving, she did consider exploring other methods of pregnancy - like freezing her eggs.
But she decided to take things as they came - and she and her boyfriend heard the good news when they least expected it.
The multiple-time Golden Melody Awards nominee has kept her relationship with actor Chris Lung (隆宸翰) under wraps since the pair first met in 2012.
Then, they were co-actors in a series of musicals.
Her post also marks her first time acknowledging their relationship to the public, describing them as more like good friends than lovers.
By Stella Soon
Popular Mandopop singers JJ Lin (林俊傑) and Han Hong (韓紅) dropped their first-ever musical collaboration, Lift Me Up (飛雲之下) on 23 April.
The song, which speaks to those who have left their homeland, has been making its rounds on Spotify and KKBOX, hitting #40 on the latter’s music charts (as of 6 May).
If you haven’t heard it yet, prepare to be awed by Lin and Han’s abilities to hit all the high notes - especially towards the end.
And with its soothing accompaniments and the melody’s gradual build-up, the tune is reminiscent of soaring amongst the clouds.
Han: Dueting ‘Lift Me Up’ gives it a ‘different feeling’ altogether.
In a video interview posted on JFJ Productions’ Facebook page, both Lin and Han spoke well of their collaboration process. Han said it was extremely enjoyable, while Lin gave it 3 thumbs-ups.
Singing nothing but praises for her junior, Han described Lin as a gifted musician and said there would probably be no one like JJ Lin for the next 100 years.
Lin called Han a ‘genius singer’.
Lin meanwhile dubbed the Chinese-Tibetan singer-songwriter as a genius - divulging that she took just 30 minutes to finish recording her parts.
But with 3 Golden Melody Awards under his belt, Lin’s musical prowess is no less than hers.
Together, their soulful voices have produced this stellar 4.5 minutes of art that will tug at the heartstrings of all their listeners.
Listen to Lift Me Up (飛雲之下) on Spotify here.
By : C.P Ching
The 29th Golden Melody Awards and Ceremony returns on Saturday June 23rd, and will be held at the Taipei Arena.
Organizers recently unveiled the visual components featured in this year’s festivities. This year’s concept revolves around the theme of "Repetition".
Chief Director Yen Po-Chun, mentioned that in additional to their primary poster, the GMA have exclusively created eight additional posters; each uniquely featuring a prominent artist in today's Mandarin music scene.
The list includes J. Sheon 街巷, Starr Chen 陳星翰, Anna, Eric Chou 周興哲, Yeemao 夜貓組, Fang Wu 吳汶芳 , No Party for Cao Dong 草東沒有派對 and PoeTeK 熊仔.
The idea behind this concept is to showcase the diverse and unique characteristics of this new generation of musicians in Mando-pop music.
Numerous events including the international forum, business exchange sessions, new talent presentation will be hosted around the festivities between June 20th and June 22nd.
The live walk of fame will be broadcasted at 5 pm on the 23rd along with the ceremony which will embark at 7pm on TTV main channel.
Stayed tuned for more updated news related to the event and festivities in the near future.
For those interested, high resolutions of posters and other materials related to the event can be downloaded with thefollowing link.