Rumors have been circulating around for months that the legendary Faye Wong (王菲) would lend her voice for the theme song of Vicki Zhao’s (赵薇) directorial debut, So Young <致我们终将逝去的青春>. On March 27, Faye fueled the rumors when she uploaded a photo of her in the recording studio on her official Weibo page.
The rumor was officially confirmed by Vicki herself a few hours later when she reblogged Faye’s studio photo, writing, “Allow Faye to let everyone know what a youthful song really sounds like! This is for all the unique people out there!”
So Young’s theme song is composed by the critically acclaimed mainland Chinese composer Dou Peng (窦鹏), who is best known for his music works in the films Suzhou River <苏州河>, Getting Home <落叶归根>, Design of Death <杀生>, and Thousand Year Love <云之锦>. His score in Design of Death also won Best Music at the 2012 Changchun Film Festival.
The theme’s lyrics are penned by So Young screenwriter, Li Qiang (李樯), who volunteered to helm the lyrics himself.
Faye had kept her music career in a low-profile manner in the last few years. Other than making appearances at major grand events and solo concerts, Faye remained in “semi-retirement.” It has been nearly 10 years since Faye released her last studio album and almost two years since she last sang for a motion picture theme song.
Netizens speculated that Vicki must have pulled a lot of money out of her pocket in order to convince Faye to come back, but an insider close to Faye said that Faye is not interested in the money, and that her return was to help out a good friend.
Faye’s reemergence to the music scene also sparked discussion among netizens about whether or not the legendary diva will release a new album soon. Faye made no response in regards to these assumptions, but the carefree Faye is enjoying her current lifestyle and will only release an album if she has the urge to do so.
Distributed by China Film Group, So Young stars Mark Chao (趙又廷), Han Geng (韩庚), Yang Zishan (杨子姗), and Maggie Jiang (江疏影). The movie will be released on April 26, 2013.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.