Originally featured on Taiwan Beats
Minor edits: Jocelle Koh
Two years after his last album, Yen-j’s released his fifth work - ThanksGiving.
Written in Taipei and recorded in New York with his creative team Team Yen-J, they finished off mixing in Seoul and were left with a total of 220 demos. Out of the 220 songs, Yen-J selected his favourites and ThanksGiving was born, in the hopes of bringing back a concept of something “simple but beautiful”.
The first single “Something” has a tone similar to the word “Sad” in Mandarin. Yen-J expresses how sometimes hard feelings are always hidden to protect the other person from hurting. With a bold attempt in composing a love song using EDM beats, Something turned out to be a work with the warmth of a heartbeat. Classic Yen-J: tender, never too sad, and sweet till the last moment.
Yen-J's first single-"Something"
The lyrics of his second single “Give” are written by Yun-Nong Yen (嚴云農), an award winning lyricist. The song was composed in Yen-J’s selected EDM/Trap tempo. He hopes the hip hop beat can lend more power to the message of this song – perhaps what we give in the name of love, was never what the other person needed. It is a love song both cruel and real.
Yen-J's second single -'Give'
Yen-J's third single-"Lightly" featuring newcomer Peace
Original article: http://taiwanbeats.punchline.asia/en/archives/8287
It’s all here. The new singles composed by the three Adonis’ of Eagle Music (Asian Pop Weekly & Taiwan Beats collaboration)
Originally published on Taiwan beats
Minor edits: Jocelle Koh
The three Adonis’ of Eagle Music－Bii, Dino and Ian are all releasing their singles on the 31st of July. Lee Ya-Ming, their boss, says that he has faith in the three singers and that there’s no pressure. Each of these singers has their own characteristic style and it will be left to the market to decide who is better. Before the release date, the singers also promote each other’s’ singles, showing less competition, and more of a mutual sense of appreciation.
Bii’s debut album “Bill Story” has become the theme song of an idol drama and he has gained substantial publicity since then. This time, he releases a new EP along with a micro film “Love More”. Besides recording the Korean composition “B-A-B-Y” Bii composed previously, the album also includes an entirely new Chinese composition “”Love More”, which is incidentally the theme song for the upcoming idol drama “Love Cuisine”. In the song “Love More”, Bii has tried to sing a happy love song with a childish voice and a playful tone for the first time. In the second part of the song, Bii then raps handsomely in Korean and combined with a guitar solo, the song indeed is bound to capture the hearts of all listeners. It is indeed a romantic and sweet love song that will melt your heart.
Bii's First Korean single 'B-A-B-Y'
After releasing his self-composed debut album “The Cozy Life of Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 2014, Dino still insists on doing things the rock ‘n’ roll way. Using the similar pronunciation of “SHOUT” and “xiao”〈the Chinese saying of “laugh”〉as a pun in his latest single “SHOUT”, Dino jokes around and describes the emotional dilemma he is facing as the feeling that there’s nothing he can do to fix it. “Shout” is produced by Chen Wei and arranged by Dino and members〈G. Wei-Lee and Hwaidy〉of the band Lao Ding Ju. The electric guitar rumbles at the beginning, and as the sound of the guitar piles up, Dino’s murmurs turn into hysterical screams, truly capturing the essence of rock.
Dino's first single 'SHOUT'.
“Somewhere Without You” is a song composed and produced by Chen Wei. With the piano as the main instrument, Ian sings the song sincerely and forthrightly. There’s always a place in our minds we feel so familiar with, but at the same time, so foreign. This is a rock ballad that opens up suddenly and conveys positive thoughts. What’s more, the new EP “Somewhere without You” also includes the song “Emperor of the Legend”, which is full of musical elements from the historical three kingdoms’ period. They also invited Phebe Chou, the young and talented arranger who played the erhu in Jay Chou’s “Worldly Tavern” and “Ends of the Earth Passing Traveler” to arrange the song, creating a perfect blend of traditional Chinese music and the rock ‘n’ roll of the west.
Ian's first single 'Emperor of the legend'.
Original article: http://taiwanbeats.punchline.asia/en/archives/8299