I have wanted to do a review on the two new songs from Wang Leehom's most recent album for a while , but found no point in doing so as it was only a greatest hits album. (By the way , a tip for listeners who have only recently gotten into more experienced artists such as Wang Leehom. Greatest hits albums are like a crash course in their music and have basically all you need to know , unless you want to dig a little deeper. In that case , go buy his other , i dont know , 15 albums. )
Anyway , back to the reviews:
This song has a simple , easy to follow melody which in itself made it a chart-topping hit , but what I really liked about it was the lyrics , and the artful little tricks and twists that leehom put into it which contribute to the unique atmosphere that he tries to produce. The lyrics , although blunt (penned by leehom himself) add a little bit of an endearing quality to the song and gives me a sense of security and warmth while listening to the heartfelt and sweet lyrics coupled with Leehom's dulcet tones. The use of acapella to create a fuller sound also added to the atmosphere , while the clean acoustic jazzy guitar solo really kept things fresh. A really nice song . P.S , the music video was produced by Wong Fu productions , who I'm sure all Youtube nerds recognise!
Review for 火力全开：
This song is reminiscent of Wang Lee Hom's 2006 album which won him the Golden Meldoy award for best male mandarin singer as he used a style which made everyone go , "What the hell?" at first , but after the initial shock , they found it interesting and listenable. This track is a hip-hop , east meets west track , but the part that itnerested me that most is the way that once he's hooked onto your attention with the unpredictable melodies and electronic style , he draws your attention to the lyrics which look at the real thing thats going on: racism. An advocate for the asian-western community , Leehom speaks of what all of us feel inside , especially in the english rap he does in the middle . <So many accusations , of an asian invasion yeah they come pointing fingers at me> is just one part of the track which is easily relatable by not only myself but many of you as well. He encourages us through this song to fight for equality and to not just blend into the background and follow generic stereotypes. The strong rhythm to the song will also get you head thumping and grooving to the beat. An straightforward song with no roundabout -symbolism/metaphor tricks , just telling the story as it is , plain and simple.
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