Elva's released her new album, once again bursting with confidence and exuberance! This time around, she's expressing it by telling her fans and listeners to be brave and to dare to love. basically, being brave in chasing love is the look that she's going for, and I'm supporting her all the way on this one. Go Elva!
Check out her four seductive and bold singles : Shut up and kiss me, Dare to love, Love Strikes and Love Detention.
I've been following Rose Liu's music for a while, and have always been a fan of her vocals, so intensely pure and sweet but yet with a touch of huskiness that adds an entirely new dimension to each and every note she sings.
But it was only when I saw her performance on The Voice china as a contestant that she truly impressed me. Taking a golden classic and integrating her own modern take as she performed <飄洋過海來看你>(Crossing the seas to see you) won the hearts of the judges and the audience alike, myself included! Long after the song was over, I kept thinking about it, replaying not the notes in my head, but the beautiful timbre of her voice as she tiptoed gently in the verses, a weary traveller with a heart full of love, and following her into the chorus where her husky sentimentality reached its' peak; enveloping the hearts of audiences everywhere.
In the music industry as I see it, it's been harder and harder to find new talent whose appeal can lie purely in their voice, there's always lots of other things included in the 'package', an eclectic bundle of songwriting, multiple instrument playing, dancing- an endless list of skills which act as a filler for any flaws they might have. And of course I can understand that. Nobody's so perfect that they can rely purely on their voice to touch the hears of listeners completely, but Rose certainly is as close as it gets. After being in the business for five years, she shows a maturity in her voice and an elegance in her stage persona that I hope will be able to help her now and in her future career as a singer. This is one artist that is going to go far-this single performance is just the beginning. Go Rose!
Dominique Tsai's back with an announcement of an all-new, english EP named <Dizzy Dizzo>, which is dedicated to all people who have lost their sense of direction in life, but who remain strong, and always with a heart that yearns for love. The EP will be her first English single, and could be her chance to break into the American market! So please show your support! Her new single <Unrequited Love> will be made free for the next two weeks, available from download starting today! It really does show the confidence that Dominique (aka Dizzy Dizzo) has in her musical direction, and after hearing the single for myself, I am completely assured that she's going to blow your minds too! Her voice is sultry, seductive and smooth against a downplayed backdrop of orchestral arrangements, fused with a hip-hop theme.
If you like what you hear, download it here: https://www.asuswebstorage.com/navigate/s/C9A3A12A78EA4CDDA96E09960082A39DY
Go and like her Facebook page to learn more about her: https://www.facebook.com/ddomchoy
All of us have been in that tough spot where things aren't going as planned, and this is a song which I feels really reflects the human mindset within that condition. With lyrics by Xiao Han and a melody written by Tanya Chua, this song captures perfectly a situation where you've got to let go of a person that you love in order for them to truly be free and find happiness, be it with you, or someone who you know will be much better for them than yourself. It's a painful choice to make, but amidst the bittersweet heartbreak that this song offers, threaded throughout skilfully is this feeling of comfort, safety, like the ray of hope at the end of the tunnel. So no matter how tough the going gets, you've just got to know that happiness IS coming. A truly beautiful song, which Jia Jia really does well in. Usually Tanya writes really beautiful songs for others, but I generally get the feeling that it would be better sung by Tanya herself, which really defeats the purpose of giving them that song in the first place.
But Jia Jia really owns this song, and even gives it a different flavour from what I would expect from Tanya's version, removing the sultry grit of Tanya's timbre and replacing it with her husky, yet girlish vocals. So really, this song is a feat in all aspects; and I really do recommend it to those of you who are maybe feeling a little down in the dumps, or just looking for some good relaxing music!
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