I am soo honored to collaborate with the wonderful 苗可麗 on my upcoming album!
In 2019, my team and I decided to record an album in Taiwanese. Of course I don't know ANY Taiwanese, but for me, singing in Mandarin or Taiwanese would be the same (I would be using "pinyin" anyways...). Since all my compositions are in English, we discovered that the Taiwanese language has more "inflections" that fits the sounds of the English language, making it "sound" more fluid. So the search for lyricists began!
When I composed this piece, I imagined a laid-back Latin feel that expresses the excitement of new passion. One day, 苗可麗 messaged Vicky, and shared a painting that she drew of her and 黃大煒. Her passion for creation and abstract views of painting, drew us into her canvas. We suddenly realized that she could be the person we were waiting for to write the lyrics!
When we approached 苗可麗 to write the Taiwanese lyrics, we happily discovered that she had not written lyrics before!! This was great for us because we wanted someone fresh and unsuspecting to collaborate with! A few weeks later, we received the lyrics and even a voice recording of her singing the lyrics!! 苗可麗's lyrics expressed the feeling I wanted to convey. Her voice brought another dimension to the composition, which lead me to record her as well at Barok Studios 巴洛克錄音室 with 王家棟!!
I am looking forward to sharing our music with you all!!