SHE celebrates their 17th anniversary with a moving MV

S.H.E.’s anniversary MV is so moving it made me cry.  It tells of their journey through a subway ride, from the moment they said goodbye to their families to embark on this journey to them splitting off but still supporting each other through their marriages and pregnancy and divorce.  The song is written by  Wu Tsing-fong  of Sodagreen.

 

Music Monday: Boybands and girlbands are back!

Awaken-F’s summer photoshoot

Thanks to variety shoes Idol Producer and 101 , there’s once more popular boybands and girls outside of TF boys again. Here are some recent MV’s from some of the bigger ones, including Rocket Girls, NEXT, Awaken-F, Sing girlband,   and a few solos from Nine Percent and M.I.C. boyband.   .

On the girl group side, Chinese-styled EDM group released their latest single Night of Music  夜笙歌 with inspirations from Southeast China. I wish they would release a MV for “Accidentally Time-travelled to Ancient Times一不小心到古代” because that’s probably my favorite song from them after 寄明月.

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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.

 

Assassins has the first decent boyband debut in forever

Ever since Seven Sense, I’ve been waiting for a good zhongguofeng boyband, and the debut of Assassins / Men With Swords 刺客团  delivered.  The MV-song combo is easily one of my favorites from a Chinese idol group in a long time. The  zhongguofeng elements work well within the music arrangement and MV without seeming dated, something even Seven Sense couldn’t do this well. 

Delicious 舌尖美味 is written by the members  Li Wen, Wang Yaochen, Ruan Zeyi, Fang Yifei (names in order of solo parts in the song).

Music Monday: Cutest of Xianzi


What Did I See In You 看走眼 is the last of Xianzi’ adorable MV’s, a surprisingly chirpy song scolding her playboy boyfriend (who irl is her husband’s former roommate).

Here’s a throwback to singer Xianzi, known for her distinct vocals and cute songs back at the peak of Taiwanese mandopop.   The Guangxi native has since then moved back to the mainland and got married to ex-Top Combine member Li Mao . Unfortunately she now seems to mostly be singing boring Tan Xuan OST’s. 

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