Jason Chan Composes for New Album “The Next Moment”

By on March 22, 2013 in MUSIC

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On March 20, Hong Kong singer Jason Chan (陳柏宇) held a press conference for his newly released album, The Next Moment. Surrounded by his many friends and fans, he shared stories about the album’s production and creative process, as well as performed his new songs for the first time.

During the planning stages of The Next Moment, Jason was determined to participate in the album’s creative process, and thus tried composing melodies and penning lyrics for the first time. At the press conference, he shared that when he was promoting his previous album Lost and Found, he was intrigued by the stories in the songs that his friends had written for him. Hoping to develop his own songwriting talents and become a stronger musician as a result, Jason took a stab at musical composition.

Out of the thirteen titles in the final product, Jason contributed to six of them – four Cantonese songs and two Mandarin songs. Among his compositions are the album’s first single, “Let the Bullets Fly” (讓子彈飛), and “Cocoon,” which was penned by award-winning lyricist Albert Leung (林夕) and produced by Hong Kong musician Alex Fung (馮翰銘).

Many of Jason’s friends attended the press conference to show their support. He even invited Hong Kong band Dear Jane, which composed the song “I Haven’t” (我沒有) for the album, to jam with him on stage, showing off his rock ‘n roll side to the audience. Also present at the press conference was music producer Jun Kung (恭碩良), who co-produced three of the songs in The Next Moment with well-known music producer Kelvin Avon.

Tracklist for The Next Moment:

01. Fish Eye (魚眼)
02. Clear Sky (晴空)
03. Atone (贖罪)
04. Let the Bullets Fly (讓子彈飛)
05. I Haven’t (我沒有)
06. Cocoon (繭)
07. One Rest (一休)
08. People Around (身邊人)
09. Empty (放空)
10. Contradict (夭心夭肺)
11. Have You Ever Heard (你有沒有聽過)
12. Battle (保衛戰)
13. Polygraph (測謊機) – iTunes exclusive

“Contradict” Audio Only

 

Jason Chan on Composing “Let the Bullets Fly”

Source: Sina.com

This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.

11 comments to Jason Chan Composes for New Album “The Next Moment”

  1. UNI says:

    Still cant believe this guy went fromva hair stylist to a singer.

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    • stephchow replied:

      had no idea he was a hair stylist!!!

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    • Primrose replied:

      Can you believe the other guy who went from hair stylist to fengshui master??!!!

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    • Eunice replied:

      Was he really? Was it when he was still in Canada, or when he went back to HK?

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      • UNI replied:

        He went to Markville Secondary School. I might have the name wrong though. What I remember was that after graduation he worked as hair stylist for a while before one of his friends submitted his demo tape to a HK record company.

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      • LAwls replied:

        O wow i just realized he graduated from my high school, Markville Secondary in Markham, Ontario (searched from Wikipedia). I might have seen him around before he became popular=P Glad he is doing well!

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    • E replied:

      Are we talking about Jason Chan? He was from Britian, and he was working in a hospital, so I do not know what you mean by hair stylist?

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      • Eunice replied:

        LOL, this is the singer Jason Chan Pak Yu, not the TVB actor Jason Chan Chi San.

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  2. Exo jern says:

    I’ve met Jason before. He’s a friendly chap

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  3. E says:

    I thought Jason Chan sing this album, but then I reread and he actually ‘compose’ the lyric instead, oops.

    The first MV was slow and melody, but no specialness in it.

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  4. Kidd says:

    I like him after watching ‘Lan Kwai Fong 1’. He’s not the lead actor in the movie, but, he caught my attention the most.

    ‘Let the Bullets Fly’ is a nice song. For the subject matter of the song, the melody and arrangement are very suitable and Jason Chan sings the song with the right feelings.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha55XbXQPbg

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