This is a 1+1 band, all members come from different professions. In the daytime they all have their own careers they are working hard at; but all are connected by their love for music and thus created 'Men Envy Children'. The meaning of this name reflects on a hope all members have towards their music; hoping that it will always be innocent and inquisitive, vibrant in imagination and allowing life to be full of energy-just like children.
Originally published on Taiwan Beats. Link: http://taiwanbeats.punchline.asia/en/archives/8508
With the energy of Mayday, the relevance of Sodagreen and the warmth and honesty of S.H.E, new Taiwanese band Men Envy Children may have seemingly popped up out of nowhere, but it’s guaranteed that they’re here to stay. Their debut album ‘Everything’ features a hearty serve of pop-rock and is spiced with heart-warming and relatable lyrics which have swept Taiwanese audiences off their feet. The band have the sound of experienced pros-after all, they are all experienced players in Taiwan’s music and arts industries. You COULD say that they’re all moonlighting as artists on the side, but it sounds kind of out of place when you find out that by day they are for the most part high-flying executives. Indeed, Men Envy Children are a band that are in it purely due to their longstanding passion for music. Going by their band name, MEn Envy Children (or MEC for short) see themselves as a bunch of individuals who aim to inject the playfulness, the innocence and most of all, the capacity of children to dream into their music. But this album is far from child’s play. Produced and mostly co-written with acclaimed Mandopop producer Skot Suyama, immensely likable melodies, moving arrangements and intricate, beautiful yet hard-hitting lyrics have certainly made MEC a hit among Taiwanese audiences, and I believe that it would resonate well with international audiences too.