Leading a semi-retired lifestyle in recent years, Faye Wong (王菲) delighted fans when she agreed to sing the theme song for Vicki Zhao’s (赵薇) directorial debut, So Young <致我们终将逝去的青春>. Entitled “To Youth” <致青春>, the song features Faye’s soulful voice and depicts the turbulent sentiments of the movie.
So Young will be released in cinemas on April 26, but the official music video for the theme song, “To Youth”, was released on April 18. Sung by Faye as a favor to her good friend, Vicki, the MV depicts the 3 main characters after 7 years after separation. Having met again, Lin Jing, Chen Xiao and Zheng Wei walked through their school years through flashbacks in the MV. The fate of the characters was also shown towards the end of the MV.
From the trailers, posters and character stills of the movie, it is revealed that the film will be featuring the many facets of youth: pain, transformation, the feeling of love and being loved, and feelings towards the future and the responsibilities of their choices. Like the movie, the MV and the accompanying doleful song paint the pictures of youth as an important part of everyone’s life and not a standalone event.
The music started with a slow and melancholic piano solo. Then Faye’s clear and sorrowful voice belted the first lines, “His unruly face, like the night sky. Her washed hair, like the hearts of flame.…”
Art house screenwriter Li Qiang (李樯) who also penned the lyrics for the theme song, said, “After the tribulations of time, everyone understands nothing is permanent. They also know the meanings of perseverance and fate.”
Faye’s “To Youth” MV
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This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.