I have to say, I don't get excited about a lot of album releases, but Amber's long-awaited return after a three year break is one that I'm definitely getting hyped up about. Not only will she be releasing an album which she describes as very reflective of her personality, the unassuming indie darling and talented actress will also be releasing a mini movie that comes with the 12-track album.
The mini movie will star herself and actor Zhang Xiao Shun, an artsy piece that details an amnesiac's relationship with an admirer. Hence the title, 'Begin Again'!
After Jacky Cheung's, Kuo is the second Chinese artist to have their album mastered at the famous Abbey Road studios in London.
The album itself was recorded under the watchful eye of Geoff Pesche, who had previously worked with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Blur and Lily Allen, with Kuo herself being the producer in charge of the entire album.
The album consists of 12 tracks, 4 original songs and 8 cover songs, one of which is a duet between herself, Lala Hsu and Apay.
Her first single, "Bird n Tree" is a light and thoughtful piece that is simple, yet allows Kuo's voice to shine. Listen to it below!
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When I got back onto youtube and checked the subscriptions page , I was like woah where did all these new MVs come from? So in order to get them all out to you guys , here are the new music videos of quite a few artists:
First Up: Amber Kuo 给他 (hear , there and everywhere) official music video
Amber Kuo , nicknamed the little queen of the music industry has released her first music video for the song <给他>, which is written by highly acclaimed singer-songwriter Sandee Chen!
Also: Amber's hit single <该忘了> (It's time to forget) has also released an mv. Enjoy!
Amber Kuo's new album will be released on the 10/8 (Same day as Fish Leong). This is the first single from the album. Here's a quote that sums up the album concept nicely (taken from the front cover shown on the video) :
Translation: He gave me love , I gave my whole world to him.
Sound appealing? More news will be coming up for her new album , so watch this space!