Eve Ai has always been a musician and artist I have admired greatly. Although I admit I'm not too well-versed in her music, her unique, throaty vocals and brash at times, yet sweet at others songwriting style has always been a point of interest for me.
So this time, with the release of her third album "Talk about Eve", I was determined to get onto the bandwagon before I missed my chance again!
Although in previous albums, Eve had showcased a more abrasive take by criticising current societal trends through her album "Grown Up's Love Songs", she has stated that this time, she's going to be taking a softer approach.
"I don't wish to be at odds with the world anymore, I want to take those closest to me and flee together, towards the lives we want."
Encircling this latest album are the themes of 'love' and 'escape', two ideas which are very relevant to women in modern society.
Eve has said that this will be her most intimate album to date, saying "I envision this to be an album which will allow me to get close to my audience, we can sit together, chat about love, this and that, listen to my observations on life, and share views".
Fans can expect a variety of exciting collaborations within the album with the likes of famed producer Chen Jian Qi, singer songwriters Evan Yo and Eric Chou, as well as lyricist Zhang Jian Jun Wei.
Her first single "Sum of Us" has already caught the attention of many with its beautiful, stripped down arrangement against Eve's mesmerising and intimate vocals which will have your heart caught in your throat in no time.
Eve Ai-The Sum Of Us
Her second single "Harmless Loneliness" is impulsive, reckless and emotional. Certainly not just any old love ballad. Check out the cool music video too!
Eve Ai-The Harmless Loneliness
Many of you will be familiar with the fast-talking, easily angered host of one of Taiwan’s most popular variety shows;Kangxi Lai Le, which is hosted by none other than actress, and host Xiao S! But what you don’t know about her is that she is also a talented singer and songwriter. However, not to fear as all will be revealed in her new EP elephant DEE which will be released on the 12th of December 2014!
The EP will have 5 songs that are all composed and with lyrics written by Dee herself. The album is also produced by a slew of known producers, such as singer/resident rock chick Mavis Fan, as well as Chen Jian Qi (he’s worked with Wsa Wei prominently before), as well as hong jing wan!
THE STORY BEHIND HER STAGE NAME
The reason why Dee chose Elephant Dee as her stage name was because elephants are her favourite animal (fans will know that she has one tattooed on her wrist), thus making her name Elephant Dee!
The name is as unexpected as her musical style; a combination of blues, soft rock and other alternative genres. Her first single <Blue> shows us a completely different side to Dee, who’s personality onscreen and musically seem to be worlds apart! But here we see a side of Dee that is not only talented, but also sensual and creative, and I’m happy to see this new side of her appear after many years of wondering what her music style would be like! Congratulations on the new EP Dee, I hope it’s successful!
Elephant Dee will be released on the 12th of December by Asia Muse Entertainment.
Check out her first single <Blue> below: