The beautiful Fan Fan has announced the release of her 10th album "Fan Fan's Thanksgiving" for the 9th of January next year.
The long-awaited album comes after the birth of her twins River and Ryan last year, and will be available for pre-order on the 22nd of December.
It will also feature collaborations with the likes of Lala Hsu, William Wei and Dawenn Wang, hinting at some interesting collabs I'm super excited about!
More updates to come soon, so watch this space!
"Fan Fan's Thanksgiving" Gallery
Taiwan's pride and joy, superband Mayday are back and ready to release their latest album <Her Story> on the 26th of June. But wait...What's so different about this album? The fact is that NONE of the actual band members will be performing in the album at all! Instead, they will be represented by a slurry of female artists who will weave their stories through Mayday's most classic hits, creating their own renditions of Mayday's songs.
Here's what their little blurb for the album says:
她的故事，我的五月天 Her stories, Our Mayday
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,
Yesterday, Today, Mayday...
10個女生10首女聲 10 Girls 10 women's voices
Day by Day, coming soon...
From what I can hear, I know that Lala Hsu, Fish Leong, Jia Jia, Waa Wei and Karen Mok are among those who are involved in this project, but apparently out of everyone who has listened to the audio trailer, no one has been able to correctly identify every single female voice within the album.
Track Listings for the album have already been released:
0:00 生命有一種絕對 Life has a kind of definite
0:14 盛夏光年 Eternal Summer
0:32 離開地球表面 Leaving the edge of the earth
0:46 溫柔 Gentleness
1:09 你不是真正的快樂 You are not really happy
1:26 我不願讓你一個人 I can't bear to leave you by yourself
1:41 如煙 Smoke
1:52 愛情萬歲 Long live Love
2:12 我心中尚未崩壞的地方 A place in my heart that hasn't collapsed
2:32 突然好想你 Suddenly thinking of you
Well, I'm going to take on that challenge and have another crack at it! What are some of your thoughts on the singers of the ten songs? Let us know in the comments below!
Using growth as a theme in her music, Rainie is no longer restricted.
Give her a journey and she will let you see, listen, and remember sounds that were long before forgotten. The space between two cities, from personalities to emotions; from simplicity to complexity. Beginning from what is within, where has Rainie’s observation led her to focus on? What kind of self are you searching for? And in others’ eyes, what kind of Rainie do they see? Give Rainie 12 hours of time difference, 14 hours of travel time and what she gives you in return is her metamorphosis. In the year of 2014, hear her ten newest works; every single song has its own memories and imagery that has been left inside. Sometimes cold, independently finishing the road that you have chosen elegantly, but at other times passionate and crazy, wanting to just go with the flow, exchanging burdens for a real smile. Growth…simplicity…it in itself is not that simple. Although we cannot truly understand what is love before beginning to love, but we can begin to understand Rainie, and begin to understand what is love and what is not, like the two faces of a mask.
Rainie has used one and a half years to prepare this album; with the help of many creative people, she has been able to see a side of herself she has never before seen, “dian shui”(ordering water) is a song that lala Hsu wrote especially for Rainie. Through Lala’s works, we can hear and understand Rainie’s repression and her wanting to give it all up for love in a complex dichotomy of emotions; rainie’s brave protection of a relationship shows her softer side, and is also the side that shows her resolve to hold burdens by herself. <A Tale of Two Rainie>is rainie’s internal world, and is also reflective of the feelings that both you and I feel in love.
Taken from Rainie's official press release statement for her album (translated).
Rainie is finally releasing her new album after a long break, and this time around she and a group of 10 people have travelled to New York in order to help her find inspiration, and also to create her new image for this album, which is stunning in its entirety. Her first single <ordering water>(点水) is written especially for her by friend Lala Hsu, who heard Rainie's story of mistakenly telling a friend about her true feelings for him, but afterwards telling him that she was mistaken in doing so as she was drunk, despite them being her true feelings. Won't you listen to her story too?
Rainie's new album <Two Sided Rainie>(雙丞戲) will be released on the 12th of December, 2014.
Lala herself has named this song the sequel to her famous hit <失落沙洲>, and it is the theme song for a movie of the same title!
Her song 《失落沙洲》asked the question:还有谁能教我爱?
And now this song is a reply to that question which has been sung hundreds of times.
Beautiful song, welcome back Lala!
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