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.
By Matt Taylor
It must be good to be a fan of Lala Hsu 徐佳瑩, who has premiered a video for Just Dance 現在不跳舞要幹嘛, the fourth from her fifth studio album The Inner Me 心理學, which was released on December 27.
The song is a stylistic departure for Lala, and is heavily influenced by 1970s disco and funk. However, rather than relying on nostalgic sentiments to sell the song, it is distinctive, modern and fresh, thanks in part to Lala’s ethereal vocals.
The track was produced by Starr Chen 陳星翰, known for his production and writing credits on recent albums by A-Mei 張惠妹 and Jolin Tsai 蔡依林.
The humorous and colourful video was directed by Birdy Niou 邱柏昶, and is meant to show the viewer how easy it is to break the shackles of everyday life and have fun. Not only that, the video attempts to portray that dancing is not a hobby restricted to a certain demographic, but is one that should be enjoyed by everyone, irregardless of gender, body type, or walk of life.
A year after the release of his debut album 'Learn to Love", talented balladeer and singer-songwriter Eric Chou is back with his second album titled "What Love Has Taught Us".
After learning to love, he's back to teach us what love has taught him. Makes sense, don't it?
Hot off the presses, his single "How Are You" has become a cult success this summer, having already been covered hundreds of times since its release and attaining over 4 million YouTube hits since.
From what I've heard, Chou has certainly upped his game since the last album. His melodies flow a little more than they did before, and incorporate more sophisticated elements this time around.
As for his vocals, well...heart-meltingly warm and emotive as usual.
However, fans can expect more breakthrough efforts from Chou in this album, as he delves into the EDM genre and works with the likes of EDM/Hip Hop producer Starr Chen on single "Let it go".
Overall, given Chou's track record for some really solid, melodic tracks, I'm super excited to hear the rest of his album!
Listen to Chou's single "How Have You Been"