After the release of her full-length album "Kepler" a couple years back, Stefanie is ready to make her comeback, releasing a 5-song EP called "Rainbow Bot".
But before all of you go crazy trying to get your hands on it, there's a catch-it's only available exclusively on iTunes...for the next four months at least.
Also released with the EP on Apple Music will be a three-minute long video where Stefanie discusses her life in the past few years, including her musical experiences and motherhood.
Sun discussed the themes of the album with The Straits Times, speaking of the album as full of "strong underlying tone of what it means to be a child, guileless, free and sometimes fearful, sometimes fearless. The greyish tint that colours our adult world is taken away and replaced with a much wider, more unfiltered lens...The EP doesn't just feel close to my heart, it feels like it is the past and present of myself, and also the part of me that is not so publicly tread upon."
Indeed, the EP includes what can only be assumed to be a re-arranged version of her song "Kepler" as well as four other tracks, "Rainbow Bot", "Sweet Child o' Mine", "Nursery Rhymes 1987" and "This world" which all seem to have a childish, whimsical theme to them.
For those who absolutely have to get their hands on Sun's latest EP ASAP, check it out on iTunes here.
For the rest of you, happy waiting!
A great big welcome back to Stefanie Sun; a long-awaited return considering what's been going on in her life recently. Her first single from her new album, <Kepler> really allow us to feel a loss of spatiality and timelessness. With lyrics and melody interestingly written by indie band Hush, it's a song that combines fresh elements of rock with folk, making you feel as if you're a planet orbiting the Sun. And yes, pun intended.
She's releasing this single as a promo for her new concert world tour, as below. We've missed you Stefanie!
In lieu of the upcoming Hito music awards , I would like to put forward my best picks of 2011 for best album , best female , male singer and best group based on the track listings and album reviews found right here on the website , either in the new releases section or in the CD Library. The announcing of my favourites will be done in 4 different posts , so keep your eyes peeled!
For those of you who want to vote , heres the link:
BEST ALBUM PICKS
-Jam Hsiao: Wild Dreams
-Anthony Neely: Lesson One
-Genie Zhuo: Just the way I am
-Rainie Yang: Longing
-Khalil Fong: 15
-Mayday: 2nd Round
-Olivia Ong: Romance
-Hebe: My Love
-Yoga Lin: Perfect Life
-Stefanie Sun : It's Time
-A-lin: We will be better
If anyone has any albums which they would like to suggest as part of the best album selection , feel free to comment them to me , and I will consider and maybe edit the list later on.
*Albums released late 2011 i.e. Dec onwards will not be considered .
Here's a quick list of all the album releases which are happening now , coming soon or happening sometime this year.
-阿超A-chau's new album 《祝旅途愉快》 has already been released on the 3rd of April
-大嘴巴 Da Mouth will be releasing their newest album , <流感> (feelings) on the 13th of April.
-陳芳瑜(Kimberley) will be releasing her debut album on the 27th of April , so look out for it!**
**She's not a very well-known artist at the moment , but she works very closely with known producer Terry Ty Lin who has notably worked with singers such as Dominique Tsai. More info on her will be upcoming.
-林凡 Freya Lin will be releasing her new album , <爱情很突然>(Love is very sudden) on the 27th of April as well.
-陳乃榮 Nylon Chen will be releasing his new album sometime in May!
-丁当 Della Ding will be releasing her new album sometime in may. (One of her singles , 一个人的不可能 is already released as the theme song for a drama)
-Fan Fan 范瑋琪 will be releasing her new album sometime in May as well.
-Wilber Pan will be releasing his new album sometime in June
-A-Do 阿杜 will be releasing his new album sometime this year , as will Angela Chang , Fish Leong and Stefanie Sun! (Broad , I know but it'll have to do)
A place where you can get quick updates on your favourite Asian Artists! If you have any updates as well feel free to share them with me!
** If there are any particular lyrics/pinyin from artists that you would like up here don't hesitate to just comment on any of the posts!