Music Monday: Huang Ling’s Suzhounese tune

Shanghainese  Singer Huang Ling tugs at your heart with a Suzhounese tune .   Her voice is probably the embodiment of the tender, soft sounds of Wu-Yue dialects and I’m fine if she never sang in mandarin again.

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Tourism ad or Meng Jia’s new MV?

Meng Jia’s MV for “Free” is so beautiful it looks like a giant tourism ad for Dunhuang/Jiayuguan.

 

JA Fu Longfei – Stand

Feel the storm and clouds of my breath
Hear the thunder and lighting of my voice
See the stars that are my eyes
My limbs point North, East, West, and South
My skin stretch across the open earth
Pangu cut open the heavens and the Earth,
to watch me perform

Unabashedly bold, Yaoband member Zhang Jinghao’s lyrics evoke such majestic imagery  in all his songs. I love how you can tell his influences even in collabs, such as this song he cowrote with and for JA Fu Longfei. Here, Fu Longfei compares himself to Pangu, the mythical hero who cut open the world to cause essentially the Big Bang in Chinese lore.

Fu Longfei’s live version at a new song competition show, Unlimited Show Season 无限歌谣季,  at 1h16m40s

M.I.C. boyband might have released their last song

This beautiful dream is without regrets, so let us never wake.
The promises we’ve made, do you still remember them?
They won’t be forgotten, so let them remain.
Please continue to sing, for the years of our youth.

I was waiting for a MV for this song, but I don’t think they’re going to do that, so here it is. The catchy folk ballad, Years of Our Youth 年华,is penned by ladybros Tan Jianci and Steelo Zhao Yongxin to commemorate the  ten years of M.I.C.’s lives together.

The few M.I.C. fans there still exists probably already know this, but their ten-year-contract ended last December, and it was not renewed.  Tan Jianci and Aero Xiao Shunyao both signed under Wu Xiubo’s acting agency and will most likely focus on acting. The other three remains in Taihe Rye as solo artists. I’m not 100% sure what’s going on with them because they’re all clearly in love as of this weekend, and seem to not rule out them performing together.

Listen to their other two songs from their potentially last EP here and here.

 

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