I thought that while I'm reviewing some songs, I might as well share this as well... yes, one of the most anticipated Chinese album in 2008!
Have heard about Jay since his first few songs, especially the likes of 周杰倫 (Simple Love - Jian Dan Ai) and 听妈妈的话 (Ting Mama De Hua - Listen to Mama's Words), but never really took much notice of him till recently.
The Cowboy Is Busy caught my attention to actually do more research on this pop prince, arguably the most popular popstar and idol in the Chinese music industry today.
I was impressed with his songwriting, blending western music with his style, and come out truly a Chinese song.
Jay's style of singing & music is rather interesting, and I'm sure inspiring to many of his fans. Despite some saying it's hard to hear how he sing, or that he seems to mumble, but I think his music has got style, with a known trademark (you'll know that his songs are composed by him just by the tune).
And so it brings us to 魔杰座 (Capricorn - Mo Jie Zuo), Jay's newest album offering.
And the first single from the album is a more mellow song, especially when compared with his more recent hits which seems to be more fast paced.
However he stays true to his style & trademark here. 稻香 (Fragrant Rice - Dao Xiang) lyrics are meaningful, has a soothing melody and is rather inspiring. So is the rather sad but beautfiul mv/ music video.
You really have to listen to it :)